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Definition of Lucubrate

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write, study, research (late at night); write in a learned manner
Lucubrate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by laborious endeavor.
  
(n.)
To study by candlelight or a lamp; to study by night.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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lucubrate
\lu"cu*brate\ (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. lucubrated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. lucubrated (?).] [l. lucubratus, p. p. of lucubrare to work by lamplight, fr. lux light. see light, n.] to study by candlelight or a lamp; to study by night.
lucubrate
\lu"cu*brate\, v. t. to elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by laborious endeavor.

WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
(synonym) elaborate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
(hypernym) clarify, clear up, elucidate
(hyponym) detail
(derivation) lucubration