1. To turn a matter over and over in the mind.
2. To chew repeatedly for an extended period
The word ‘Ruminate’ can be thought of as ‘roaming at’. Therefore something that is roaming around the mind and therefore this can be related to the meaning of the word ‘ruminate’ which menas to go over something again and again in the mind.
1. He ruminated over the implications of their decision.
2. The question got us ruminating on the real value of wealth.