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lucubrate

lu·cu·brate

lucubrate

 
pronunciation:
lu ky breIt
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lucubrated, lucubrates, lucubrating
definition 1: to compose scholarly works.
definition 2: to read, study, or write diligently, esp. until late at night.
derivations: lucubratory (adj.), lucubrator (n.)