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verb (ruminat, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To chew cud. (Said of ruminants.) Involves regurgitate, regurgitating partially digested food from the rumen.
A camel will just as a cow will.
  1. (intransitive) To meditate or reflect.
I didn't answer right away because I needed to first.
Are cows ruminating when they say "om" backwards, or when they stop to chew their cud?
Translations: 
  • French: ruminer
  • German: grí¼beln
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: ruminare
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: rumiar
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, to meditate)

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