Lucubrate



[loo-kyoo-breyt] /ˈlu kyʊˌbreɪt/

verb (used without object), lucubrated, lucubrating.
1.
to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night.
2.
to write learnedly.
/ˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to write or study, esp at night
v.

“to work at night,” 1620s, from Latin lucubratus, past participle of lucubrare “to work by lamplight” (see lucubration). Literally, “to work by artificial light,” hence “to work laboriously.”

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