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rumination

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noun ru·mi·na·tion \ˌrü-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of rumination

  1. :  the act or process of ruminating:a:  the act or process of regurgitating and chewing again previously swallowed foodb:  obsessive thinking about an idea, situation, or choice especially when it interferes with normal mental functioning; specifically :  a focusing of one's attention on negative or distressing thoughts or feelings that when excessive or prolonged may lead to or exacerbate an episode of depression




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