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elucubrate

[ ih-loo-kyoo-breyt ]
/ 瑟藞lu ky蕣藢bre瑟t /
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verb (used with object), e路lu路cu路brat路ed, e路lu路cu路brat路ing.
to produce (especially literary work) by long and intensive effort.
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Origin of elucubrate

1615鈥25; <Latin 膿l奴cubr膩tus, past participle of 膿l奴cubr膩re to spend the night over (a literary work). See e-1, lucubrate

OTHER WORDS FROM elucubrate

e路lu路cu路bra路tion, noun

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