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lu·cu·brate

 (lo͞o′kyo͝o-brāt′)
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 Indo-European roots.]

lucubrate

(ˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt)
vb
(intr) to write or study, esp at night
[C17: from Latin lūcubrāre to work by lamplight]
ˈlucuˌbrator n

lu•cu•brate

(ˈlu kyʊˌbreɪt)

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]

lucubrate


Past participle: lucubrated
Gerund: lucubrating

Imperative
lucubrate
lucubrate
Present
I lucubrate
you lucubrate
he/she/it lucubrates
we lucubrate
you lucubrate
they lucubrate
Preterite
I lucubrated
you lucubrated
he/she/it lucubrated
we lucubrated
you lucubrated
they lucubrated
Present Continuous
I am lucubrating
you are lucubrating
he/she/it is lucubrating
we are lucubrating
you are lucubrating
they are lucubrating
Present Perfect
I have lucubrated
you have lucubrated
he/she/it has lucubrated
we have lucubrated
you have lucubrated
they have lucubrated
Past Continuous
I was lucubrating
you were lucubrating
he/she/it was lucubrating
we were lucubrating
you were lucubrating
they were lucubrating
Past Perfect
I had lucubrated
you had lucubrated
he/she/it had lucubrated
we had lucubrated
you had lucubrated
they had lucubrated
Future
I will lucubrate
you will lucubrate
he/she/it will lucubrate
we will lucubrate
you will lucubrate
they will lucubrate
Future Perfect
I will have lucubrated
you will have lucubrated
he/she/it will have lucubrated
we will have lucubrated
you will have lucubrated
they will have lucubrated
Future Continuous
I will be lucubrating
you will be lucubrating
he/she/it will be lucubrating
we will be lucubrating
you will be lucubrating
they will be lucubrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lucubrating
you have been lucubrating
he/she/it has been lucubrating
we have been lucubrating
you have been lucubrating
they have been lucubrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lucubrating
you will have been lucubrating
he/she/it will have been lucubrating
we will have been lucubrating
you will have been lucubrating
they will have been lucubrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lucubrating
you had been lucubrating
he/she/it had been lucubrating
we had been lucubrating
you had been lucubrating
they had been lucubrating
Conditional
I would lucubrate
you would lucubrate
he/she/it would lucubrate
we would lucubrate
you would lucubrate
they would lucubrate
Past Conditional
I would have lucubrated
you would have lucubrated
he/she/it would have lucubrated
we would have lucubrated
you would have lucubrated
they would have lucubrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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
exposit, set forth, expound - state; "set forth one's reasons"
illustrate, instance, exemplify - clarify by giving an example of
particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify - be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

lucubrate

verb
To apply one's mind to the acquisition or production of knowledge:
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