how to pronounce ruminate


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ruminate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of ruminate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… don't ruminate on the negatives think …”

meanings of ruminate


  1. To chew cud. (Said of ruminants.) Involves regurgitating partially digested food from the rumen.
  2. To meditate or ponder over; to muse on.
  3. To meditate or reflect.


  1. Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw.

ruminate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ruminate occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ruminate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ruminate can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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