illumine

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verb il·lu·mine \i-ˈlü-mən\

Definition of illumine

illumined

;

illumining

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  illuminate

illuminable

play \i-ˈlü-mə-nə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of illumine in a sentence

  1. small table lamps illumine the inn's dining room in a most romantic way

  2. readers of great literature are both entertained and illumined

14th Century

First Known Use of illumine

14th century



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