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illumine

[ih-loo-min] /ɪˈlu mɪn/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), illumined, illumining.
1.
Origin
1300-1350
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
Related forms
illuminable, adjective
self-illumined, adjective
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  • Skylights cover the roof and illumine every room, including baths.
  • Thous ands of tuns of flax straw illumine our nights with its burning.
British Dictionary definitions for illumine

illumine

/ɪˈluːmɪn/
verb
1.
a literary word for illuminate
Derived Forms
illuminable, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin illūmināre to make light; see illuminate
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Word Origin and History for illumine
v.

late 14c., "to enlighten spiritually;" mid-15c., "to light up, shine light on," from Old French illuminer, from Latin illuminare (see illumination). Related: illumined.

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