il·​lu·​mi·​na·​tive | \ i-ˈlü-mə-ˌnā-tiv How to pronounce illuminative (audio) \

Definition of illuminative

: of, relating to, or producing illumination : illuminating

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Examples of illuminative in a Sentence

illuminative descriptions of the sights to be seen from the observatory gave us a much better idea of what we were looking at
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First Known Use of illuminative

1644, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of illuminative was in 1644

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“Illuminative.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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