elucubrate

transitive verb
\ ē, ə̇+ \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of elucubrate

: to work out or express by studious effort

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elucubration \ (ˌ)ē , ə̇+ \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for elucubrate

Latin elucubratus, past participle of elucubrare to compose by lamplight, from e- + lucubrare to work by lamplight

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“Elucubrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elucubrate. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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