Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To produce (a written work) by working long and diligently.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as lucubrate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete See lucubrate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To solve, write or compose by working studiously at night; to study.

Etymologies

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

[Back-formation from elucubration.]

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From the past participle of Latin elucubrare ‘compose by lamplight’.

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  • from the Ring and the Book.

    October 1, 2007

  • To work out or express by studious effort; to burn the midnight oil.

    May 12, 2008