intransitive verb lu·cu·brate \ˈlük(y)əˌbrāt\

Definition of lucubrate


  1. :  to discourse learnedly in writing :  expatiate lucubrate in various scholarly journals — compare elucubrate


\-brātə(r), -ātə-\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of lucubrate

Latin lucubratus, past participle of lucubrare to work by lamplight, compose by night; akin to Latin lucēre to shine — more at light

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a brief usually trivial fact

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