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luciferous

[loo-sif-er-uh s] /luˈsɪf ər əs/
adjective
1.
bringing or providing light.
2.
providing insight or enlightenment.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin lūcifer (see Lucifer) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for luciferous

luciferous

/luːˈsɪfərəs/
adjective
1.
(rare) bringing or giving light
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Word Origin and History for luciferous
adj.

"light-bringing, emitting light," 1650s, from Latin lucifer (see Lucifer) + -ous. Figurative use is earliest (1640s) and more common.

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