Ruminate – Think deeply about something & chew the cud
To think carefully and for a long period. Also means chew up the cud. Bring up food from the stomach and chew it again.
This room I hate (ruminate) because I have to think for long periods.
Once the student had left the room she hates, the cow chewed on the table.
Examples of ruminate in a sentence
Although I knew I cared deeply for Henry, I still had to ruminate on his marriage proposal for a while.
The judges will ruminate over the evidence before deciding upon a verdict.
Cows emit more methane when they ruminate.