Lucubrate

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Lucubrate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    lucubrate v : add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation" [syn: elaborate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate] [ant: abridge]
Lucubrate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lucubrate \Lu"cu*brate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lucubrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Lucubrated.] [L. lucubratus, p. p. of lucubrare to work by lamplight, fr. lux light. See Light, n.] To study by candlelight or a lamp; to study by night.
Lucubrate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lucubrate \Lu"cu*brate\, v. t. To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by laborious endeavor.

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