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lucubrate

[loo-kyoo-breyt] /ˈlu kyʊˌbreɪt/
verb (used without object), lucubrated, lucubrating.
1.
to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night.
2.
to write learnedly.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin lūcubrātus, past participle of lūcubrāre to work by artificial light, equivalent to lūcu-, variant (before labials) of lūci-, combining form of lūcēre to shine + -br(um) instrumental suffix + -ā- theme vowel + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
lucubrator, noun
lucubratory
[loo-kyoo-bruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /luˈkyu brəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lucubrate

lucubrate

/ˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to write or study, esp at night
Derived Forms
lucubrator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lūcubrāre to work by lamplight
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Word Origin and History for lucubrate
lucubrate
1620s, from L. lucubrat-, pp. stem of lucubrare (see lucubration).
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