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Chew the cuds; cows ruminate.Reflect deeply on a subject; I mulled over the events of the afternoon; philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years; The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate.The chewing of partially digested food, common in ruminant organisms.ruminate

(Science: plant biology) mottled in appearance, for example of bark, or of the food reserves in a seed.