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.
Related terms Translations
  • French: rumination
  • Russian: жева́ние жва́чки
  • German: Gedankenversunkenheit

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