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rumination

[ roo-muh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌru məˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of pondering or musing on something: Understanding little of what was happening, I was semi-consciously storing away experiences, impressions, and ideas for later rumination.
something written or spoken that expresses such pondering or musing: Her blogs contain notes of spirituality, ruminations on the meaning of experience, and glimpses of her multifaceted life.
the act or process of chewing the cud, as cows, deer, and some other animals do: Rumination helps cows efficiently turn grass, corn, and other feed into nutrient-dense milk.
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OTHER WORDS FROM rumination

non·ru·mi·na·tion, noun
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