rumination

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rūminātio "chewing the cud"; see ruminate.

Noun[edit]

rumination (plural ruminations)

  1. The act of ruminating; i.e. chewing cud and other ruminants.
  2. (figuratively) Deep thought or consideration.
  3. (psychology) Negative cyclic thinking; persistent and recurrent worrying or brooding.
  4. (pathology) An eating disorder characterized by repetitive regurgitation of small amounts of food from the stomach.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rūminātio "chewing the cud"; see ruminer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁy.mi.na.sjɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

rumination f (plural ruminations)

  1. rumination (act of ruminating)

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