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elucubrate

[ih-loo-kyoo-breyt] /ɪˈlu kyʊˌbreɪt/
verb (used with object), elucubrated, elucubrating.
1.
to produce (especially literary work) by long and intensive effort.
Origin of elucubrate
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin ēlūcubrātus, past participle of ēlūcubrāre to spend the night over (a literary work). See e-1, lucubrate
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elucubration, noun
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  • This elucubration was called: "Triplici nodo triplex cuneus," which probably means "A triple pry for the triple knot."

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell

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