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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·cog·i·tate /ɛkˈskɑʤəˌtet/
 (vt.)想出,研究出,設計,發明

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·cog·i·tate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excogitated p. pr. & vb. n.. Excogitating.]  To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise; to contrive. Excogitate strange arts.”
    This evidence . . . thus excogitated out of the general theory.   --Whewell.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·cog·i·tate, v. i. To cogitate. [R.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 excogitate
      v 1: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or
           priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to
           measure the speed of light" [syn: invent, contrive,
           devise, formulate, forge]
      2: reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of
         the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the
         question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist
         must stop to observe and start to excogitate" [syn: chew
         over, think over, meditate, ponder, contemplate,
         muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate]