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 for lucubrate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lucubrate \Lu"cu*brate\, v. t.
     To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by
     laborious endeavor.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lucubrate
      v 1: 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, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit,
           enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate]
           [ant: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut,
           foreshorten, reduce, shorten]

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