elucubrate

transitive verb

ē,
ə̇+
-ed/-ing/-s
: to work out or express by studious effort
elucubration
(ˌ)ē
ə̇+
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

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 May. 2024.

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