Picture for ruminateThe word ‘Ruminate’ is a verb and it means to reflect or ponder deeply on a subject. Its origin can be traced back to 1528 from the Latin word ruminatus.

Pronunciation: roo-muh-neyt

Meanings of Ruminate

1. To turn a matter over and over in the mind.
2. To chew repeatedly for an extended period

Master’s Tip to Learn Ruminate

The word ‘Ruminate’ can be thought of as ‘roaming at’. Therefore something that is roaming around the mind and therefore this can be related to the meaning of the word ‘ruminate’ which menas to go over something again and again in the mind.

Sentence examples for Ruminate:

1. He ruminated over the implications of their decision.
2. The question got us ruminating on the real value of wealth.

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