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intr.v. lu·cu·brat·ed, lu·cu·brat·ing, lu·cu·brates Archaic
To study or write in a scholarly fashion.
[Latin lūcubrāre, lūcubrāt-, to work at night by lamplight; see leuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
(intr) to write or study, esp at night
[C17: from Latin lūcubrāre to work by lamplight]
v.i. -brat•ed, -brat•ing.
1. to work, write, or study laboriously, esp. at night.
2. to write learnedly.
[1615–25; < Latin lūcubrātus, past participle of lūcubrāre to work by artificial light]
Past participle: lucubrated
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|Verb||1.||lucubrate - add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"|
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
detail - provide details for