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tr.v. ex·cog·i·tat·ed, ex·cog·i·tat·ing, ex·cog·i·tates
To consider or think (something) out carefully and thoroughly.

[Latin excōgitāre, excōgitāt-, to find out by thinking : ex-, ex- + cōgitāre, to think; see cogitate.]

ex·cog′i·ta′tion n.
ex·cog′i·ta′tive adj.
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Adj.1.excogitative - concerned with excogitating or having the power of excogitation
thoughtful - exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper"


Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought:
Idiom: in a brown study.
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O'Hagan presupposes quite a high degree of prior familiarity with the texts he considers; he wastes little time on simple exposition of them, but engages in excogitative and critical examination from the start.