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Verb
Absorbed in one's thoughts
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“It is a short step from focusing on emotions to ruminating on them, and research has shown that people who ruminate have an increased chance of becoming depressed.”
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Present participle for to chew cud
“The cow needs a balance of physical ingredients in her rumen to get her to ruminate, to slow down the flow of food through the stomach and develop rumen wall muscle tone.”
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Present participle for to think over something carefully
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Present participle for go over in one's memory
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Present participle for to eject matter from the stomach through the mouth
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Present participle for to consume a substance that is (presumably) edible
Noun
A devotional exercise of, or leading to contemplation
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Noun
A state of preoccupation
Adjective
Browsing
Adjective
Thoughtful or reflective in one's approach
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