Search Result for "lucubrate":
1. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;
- Example: "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
[syn: elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate]
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]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]