illumine

[ih-loo-min]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), illumined, illumining.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English illuminen < Latin illūmināre to light up, equivalent to il- il-1 + lūmin- (stem of lūmen) light + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix

illuminable, adjective
self-illumined, adjective
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illumine (ɪˈluːmɪn)
 
vb
a literary word for illuminate
 
[C14: from Latin illūmināre to make light; see illuminate]
 
il'luminable
 
adj

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Example sentences
Skylights cover the roof and illumine every room, including baths.
Thous ands of tuns of flax straw illumine our nights with its burning.
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