When you write and study hard at night, this is an example of a situation where you lucubrate.
- to work, study, or write laboriously, esp. late at night
- to write in a scholarly manner
Origin of lucubrate; from Classical Latin lucubratus, past participle of lucubrare, to work by candlelight ; from lux (gen. lucis), light
intransitive verblu·cu·brat·ed, lu·cu·brat·ing, lu·cu·brates Archaic
Origin of lucubrateLatin l&umacron;cubrare, l&umacron;cubrat-, to work at night by lamplight; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present lucubrates, present participle lucubrating, simple past and past participle lucubrated)
From Latin lÅ«cubrÄtus, perfect passive participle of lÅ«cubrÅ (“work by candlelight"), from lÅ«x (“light").