verb (used with object), e·lu·cu·brat·ed, e·lu·cu·brat·ing.

to produce (especially literary work) by long and intensive effort.


Nearby words

  1. elton,
  2. eluant,
  3. eluate,
  4. elucidate,
  5. elucidation,
  6. elude,
  7. eluent,
  8. elul,
  9. elura,
  10. elusion

Origin of elucubrate

1615–25; < Latin ēlūcubrātus, past participle of ēlūcubrāre to spend the night over (a literary work). See e-1, lucubrate

Related formse·lu·cu·bra·tion, noun

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