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lucubrate

[ loo-kyoo-breyt ]
/ 藞lu ky蕣藢bre瑟t /
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verb (used without object), lu路cu路brat路ed, lu路cu路brat路ing.
to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night.
to write learnedly.
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Origin of lucubrate

1615鈥25; <Latin l奴cubr膩tus, past participle of l奴cubr膩re to work by artificial light, equivalent to l奴cu-, variant (before labials) of l奴ci-, combining form of l奴c膿re to shine + -br(um) instrumental suffix + -膩- theme vowel + -tus past participle suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM lucubrate

lu路cu路bra路tor, nounlu路cu路bra路to路ry [loo-kyoo-bruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /lu藞kyu br蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lucubrate

lucubrate
/ (藞lu藧kj蕣藢bre瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to write or study, esp at night

Derived forms of lucubrate

lucubrator, noun

Word Origin for lucubrate

C17: from Latin l奴cubr膩re to work by lamplight
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