MEANING: verb tr., intr.: 1. To think deeply upon. 2. To chew the cud.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin ruminare (to chew the cud), from rumen (throat). Earliest documented use: 1533.

RUMIRATE - 1. the hotel's nightly charge; 2. fee for spreading falsehoods; 3. angry sailors' liquor

RAMINATE - branched

TRUMINATE - Harry S had dinner