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Meaning of LUCUBRATE

Pronunciation:  'lookyû`breyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

LUCUBRATE is a 9 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out
 
 See Also: clarify, clear up, detail, elucidate, exemplify, illustrate, instance, particularise, particularize, set forth, specialise, specialize, specify

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Lu"cu*brate\, v. t.
    To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by
    laborious endeavor.
    
    
 

 

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