Elucubrate E*lu"cu*brate, v. i. [L. elucubratus, p. p. of elucubrare to compose by lamplight.] See {Lucubrate}. [Obs.] --Blount. [1913 Webster]

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  • elucubrate — elucubration, n. /i looh kyoo brayt /, v.t., elucubrated, elucubrating. to produce (esp. literary work) by long and intensive effort. [1615 25; < L elucubratus, ptp. of elucubrare to spend the night over (a literary work). See E , LUCUBRATE] * *… …   Universalium

  • elucubrate — verb /ɪˈluːkjʊbreɪt/ To solve, write or compose by working studiously at night; to study. Syn: burn the midnight oil, pull an all nighter …   Wiktionary

  • elucubrate — e•lu•cu•brate [[t]ɪˈlu kyʊˌbreɪt[/t]] v. t. brat•ed, brat•ing cvb to produce, as a literary work, by long and intensive effort • Etymology: 1615–25; < L ēlūcubrātus, ptp. of ēlūcubrāre to spend the night over (a literary work). See e ,… …   From formal English to slang

  • elucubrate — ē, ə̇+ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin elucubratus, past participle of elucubrare to compose by lamplight, from e + lucubrare to work by lamplight more at lucubrate : to work out or express by studious effort • elucubration (ˌ)ē,… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • burn the midnight oil — verb To work studiously, especially late into the night. He was burning the midnight oil all night to finish his paper. Syn: elucubrate, pull an all nighter …   Wiktionary

  • lucubrate — verb /ˈluː.kjə.bɹeɪt/ To work diligently by artificial light; to study at night. Instead, as Oklahoma’s tenure committee lucubrated over Hill’s future, Syn: burn the midnight oil, elucubrate, pull an all nighter See Also …   Wiktionary

  • pull an all-nighter — verb Work diligently throughout the night. Syn: burn the midnight oil, elucubrate …   Wiktionary

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