Rumination

Ru`mi*na"tion

(?), n. [L. ruminatio: cf. F. rumination.] 1. The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud; the habit of chewing the cud.
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Rumination is given to animals to enable them at once to lay up a great store of food, and afterward to chew it.
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2. The state of being disposed to ruminate or ponder; deliberate meditation or reflection.
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Retiring full of rumination sad.
Thomson.
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3. (Physiol.) The regurgitation of food from the stomach after it has been swallowed, -- occasionally observed as a morbid phenomenon in man.
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