Today’s Word: ruminate

April 23, 2018 =========

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This is the formal word for thinking about something very carefully. It is like you are thinking about it over and over – and so there is also one more meaning to this word and that is how animals eat! Cows ruminate – which means that they bring food back from the stomach to their mouth to chew it again. Very similar in meaning, right? Well, OK… kind of similar. 😀

Ruminate is a formal word (or technical term when talking about animals) so it isn’t used that often, but it can be used for serious topics, such as pollution, global warming, plastic waste in the ocean and so on. For example, “She ruminated on the terrible pollution our lifestyles are causing.”

Have you ruminated on anything recently?