Translation of ruminate in Spanish:

ruminate

rumiar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈruməˌneɪt//ˈruːmɪneɪt/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    Zoology
    (cow/giraffe) rumiar
    • We are into our third round of chicha, a black cow is ruminating at the barn door.
    • There were wagons parked there, two of them, with bison in the traces ruminating and steaming in the crisp air.
    • As the cattle paddle, ruminant and ruminating, sociably fussing with flank to flank, they occasionally raise prying muzzles to the horizon where, spectral in the mist and distance out at sea, boats swing to the wind.
    • The cow needs a balance of physical ingredients in her rumen to get her to ruminate, to slow down the flow of food through the stomach and develop rumen wall muscle tone.
  • 2

    (ponder)
    cavilar
    to ruminate on/about sth rumiar algo
    • It's probably not worth spending any time or effort ruminating over why Hollywood decided to remake an English language film that is readily available on video and works as well today as when it first came out.
    • She turned small issues into huge problems, spent hours ruminating about perceived inadequacies, and feared rejection.
    • He ruminated on Amie's decisions and behavior.
    • People are often consumed with the past, ruminating about events and chewing them over and over.
    • Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, this beautifully animated short ruminates on the topics of isolation, ignorance, loss and apathy.
    • She spends the early part of the film ruminating over a number of failed relationships; in fact, like the female lead in every romantic comedy, she's looking for Mr. Right, but having a hard time finding him.
    • And now you are no doubt ruminating on the results of the General Election.
    • This is a storyline the three have been ruminating on over the last two years.
    • People leave the theatre either gleefully ruminating over what it all means, or cursing the day non-linear narrative was invented.
    • Ultimately, this romance becomes a narrative strategy for ruminating on creation and offering an alternate genesis myth.
    • Harrison Blackwood and his cronies, meanwhile, spend their days ruminating on, and searching for, signs of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.
    • His protagonists are too full of life and way too complicated to be the mere vehicles for ruminating on the contemporary dilemmas they face.
    • This of course allowed me to ruminate without distraction - and ruminate I did, ending any last chance for sleep.
    • The play focuses on ordinary people ruminating over questions they'd never been required to address publicly before.
    • She'd spent a lot of time ruminating on her conversation with the billionaire earlier that morning.
    • It is a short step from focusing on emotions to ruminating on them, and research has shown that people who ruminate have an increased chance of becoming depressed.
    • As I enjoy the good fortune of greeting my 42nd new year's day, I've been ruminating on one sign of my good fortune: the safe, stable, well protected civil society we enjoy.
    • In the morning, as I wake up, I start ruminating.
    • Montrealers are ruminating on the uncharacteristic torpor that has struck since Christmas.
    • Ian Patrick, meanwhile, was ruminating on what he'd overheard the secretary say.

transitive verb

  • 1

    Zoology
    rumiar
  • 2

    (ponder)
    cavilar sobre
    rumiar