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lu·cu·brate  audio  (lky-brt) KEY 

intr.v.
lu·cu·brat·ed, lu·cu·brat·ing, lu·cu·brates
To write in a scholarly fashion; produce scholarship.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin lcubrre, lcubrt-, to work at night by lamplight; see leuk- in Indo-European roots


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