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Main Entry: med·i·tate
Pronunciation: 'me-d&-"tAt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -tat·ed; -tat·ing
Etymology: Latin meditatus, past participle of meditari, frequentative of medEri to remedy -- more at MEDICAL
Date: 1560
intransitive verb
1 : to engage in contemplation or reflection
2 : to engage in mental exercise (as concentration on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness
transitive verb
1 : to focus one's thoughts on : reflect on or ponder over
2 : to plan or project in the mind : INTEND, PURPOSE
synonym see PONDER
- med·i·ta·tor /-"tA-t&r/ noun

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