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v. ru·mi·nat·ed, ru·mi·nat·ing, ru·mi·nates
1. To turn a matter over and over in the mind.
2. To chew cud.
To reflect on over and over again.

[Latin rūmināre, rūmināt-, from rūmen, rūmin-, throat.]

ru′mi·na′tive adj.
ru′mi·na′tive·ly adv.
ru′mi·na′tor n.


[ˈruːmɪnətɪvlɪ] ADVpensativamente
"I hope so", he said ruminatively-espero que sí -dijo pensativo


[ˈruːmɪnətɪvlɪ] adv (liter) (nod, say) → con aria meditabonda
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The actor must break up his body and feel it as ruminatively as ancestral story-tellers with twigs to the fire.
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Two Bach chorale preludes were well contrasted, "O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross" ruminatively displaying Trotter's feel for harmonic progression, "O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig" fluid and well-layered.