From Latin lūcubrātus, perfect passive participle of lūcubrō (“work by candlelight”), from lūx (“light”). “To burn the midnight oil.” “To make a deadline.” lucubrate (third-person singular simple present lucubrates, present participle lucubrating, simple past and past participle lucubrated) (rare) To work diligently by artificial light; to study at night. 1991 December, K. Boo, “The organization woman”, in The Washington Monthly, volume 23, issue 12, page 44: Instead, as Oklahoma’s tenure committee lucubrated over Hill’s future, […] To work […]
There was an error retrieving images from Instagram. An attempt will be remade in a few minutes.