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English noun: mull

1. mull (object) a term used in Scottish names of promontories

SamplesThe Mull of Kintyre.

Broader (hypernym)foreland, head, headland, promontory

2. Mull (location) an island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides

Instance hypernymisland

Part meronymInner Hebrides

English verb: mull

1. mull (cognition) reflect deeply on a subject

SamplesI mulled over the events of the afternoon.
Philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years.
The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate.

Synonymschew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think

Narrower (hyponym)bethink, cogitate, consider, introspect, premeditate, puzzle, question, study, theologise, theologize, wonder

2. mull (perception) heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink

SamplesMulled cider.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten

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