Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rumination

3 senses of rumination

Sense 1
contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness -- (a calm, lengthy, intent consideration)
       => consideration -- (the process of giving careful thought to something)

Sense 2
rumination -- ((of ruminants) chewing (the cud); "ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination")
       => chew, chewing, mastication, manduction -- (biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow)

Sense 3
rumination -- (regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding)
       => vomit, vomiting, emesis, regurgitation, disgorgement, puking -- (the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth)

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