from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of elucubrating.
  • n. A written work produced by elucubrating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of elucubrating

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See lucubration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as lucubration.


Latin ēlūcubrāre, ēlūcubrāt-, to work at night by lamplight over : ē-, ex-, ex- + lūcubrāre, to work at night by lamplight; see lucubrate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the past participle of Latin elucubrare ‘compose by lamplight’. (Wiktionary)


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  • elucubration; studying or writing by candlelight

    February 23, 2009