Definitions for: 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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,
To study by candlelight or a lamp; to study by night.

Lu"cu*brate, v. t.
To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by
laborious endeavor.

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

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