v. write, study, research (late at night); write in a learned manner

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  • Lucubration — Lu cu*bra tion, n. [l. lucubratio;cf. F. lucubration.] 1. The act of lucubrating, or studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation. [1913 Webster] After long lucubration I have hit upon such an expedient. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. That… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lucubrate — lucubrator, n. lucubratory /looh kyooh breuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /looh kyoo brayt /, v.i., lucubrated, lucubrating. 1. to work, write, or study laboriously, esp. at night. 2. to write learnedly. [1615 25; < L lucubratus, ptp. of lucubrare to… …   Universalium

  • lucubrate — /ˈlukjəbreɪt/ (say loohkyuhbrayt) verb (i) (lucubrated, lucubrating) 1. to work, write, study, etc., laboriously, especially at night. 2. to write learnedly. {Latin lūcubrātus, past participle} –lucubrator, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • lucubrate —   v.i. study laboriously, especially at night; work by artificial light.    ♦ lucubration, n. act or result of lucubrating; over elaborated literary work.    ♦ lucubrator, n.    ♦ lucubratory, a. pertaining to night work; laborious …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • lucubrate — [lo͞o′kə brāt΄, lo͞o′kyo͞obrāt΄] vi. lucubrated, lucubrating [< L lucubratus, pp. of lucubrare, to work by candlelight < lux (gen. lucis), LIGHT1] 1. to work, study, or write laboriously, esp. late at night 2. to write in a scholarly manner …   English World dictionary

  • lucubration — [lo͞o΄kə brā′shən, lo͞o΄kyo͞obrā′shən] n. [L lucubratio < LUCUBRATE] 1. the act of lucubrating; laborious work, study, or writing, esp. that done late at night 2. something produced by such study, etc.; esp., a learned or carefully elaborated… …   English World dictionary

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