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Chewed over half-warmed fish outside gallery (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

meditated

Here is my best explanation:

'chewed over' is the definition.

('meditate' can be a synonym of 'chew over')

'half-warmed fish outside gallery' is the subsidiary indication.

'half-warmed' becomes 'med' (med is half of warmed).

'fish' becomes 'id' (type of fish).

'outside' is an insertion indicator.

'gallery' becomes 'tate'.

'id' enclosing 'tate' is 'itated'.

'med'+'itated'='meditated'

(Other definitions for meditated that I've seen before include "Engaged in religious contemplation" and "Engaged in spiritual contemplation".)

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