elucubrate(redirected from elucubrates)
tr.v. e·lu·cu·brat·ed, e·lu·cu·brat·ing, e·lu·cu·brates
To produce (a written work) by working long and diligently.
[Back-formation from elucubration.]
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) obsolete to work on (a literary work) in a dedicated manner at night-time
v.t. -brat•ed, -brat•ing.
to produce, as a literary work, by long and intensive effort.
[1615–25; < Latin ēlūcubrātus, past participle of ēlūcubrāre to spend the night over (a literary work). See e-, lucubrate]