an illuminating agent or material.

1635–45; < Latin illūminant- (stem of illūmināns) present participle of illūmināre to light up, brighten, equivalent to illūmin- (see illumine) + -ant- -ant

nonilluminant, noun
unilluminant, adjective Unabridged
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illuminant (ɪˈluːmɪnənt)
1.  something that provides or gives off light
2.  giving off light; illuminating

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It can be used as a lubricant, illuminant, for soap and the candle industry.
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