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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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