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English Dictionary: ruminated by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ruminate \Ru"mi*nate\, Ruminated \Ru"mi*na`ted\, a. (Bot.)
      Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled
      with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North
      American papaw.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ruminate \Ru"mi*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ruminated}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Ruminating}.] [L. ruminatus, p. p. of ruminari,
      ruminare, fr. rumen, -inis, throat, akin to ructare to belch,
      erugere to belch out, Gr. [?], AS. roccettan.]
      1. To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly
            chewed and swallowed. [bd]Cattle free to ruminate.[b8]
      2. Fig.: To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to
            ponder; to reflect. --Cowper.
                     Apart from the hope of the gospel, who is there that
                     ruminates on the felicity of heaven?   --I. Taylor.
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