Lucubrate definition

lo͝okyo͝o-brāt
To work, study, or write laboriously, esp. late at night.
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The definition of lucubrate is to write or study very hard or to write in an intelligent and learned manner.

When you write and study hard at night, this is an example of a situation where you lucubrate.

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To study or write in a scholarly fashion.
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To write in a scholarly manner.
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(rare) To work diligently by artificial light; to study at night.
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To work or write like a scholar.
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Origin of lucubrate

  • Latin lūcubrāre lūcubrāt- to work at night by lamplight leuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lÅ«cubrātus, perfect passive participle of lÅ«cubrō (“work by candlelight"), from lÅ«x (“light").

    From Wiktionary