lucubrate [lo̵̅o̅′kə brāt′, -kyo̵̅o̅-]
The definition of lucubrate is to write or study very hard or to write in an intelligent and learned manner.verb
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intransitive verb lucubrated, lucubrating
- to work, study, or write laboriously, esp. late at night
- to write in a scholarly manner
< L lucubratus, pp. of lucubrare, to work by candlelight < lux (gen. lucis), light
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intransitive verb lu·cu·brat·ed
To write in a scholarly fashion; produce scholarship.
Origin: Latin lūcubrāre, lūcubrāt-, to work at night by lamplight; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.