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
But it is not illumined by one spark of the divine fire.
The light which shone from its banner illumined its pathway to power.
My poor place seems illumined by such gracious apparitions.
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