relume

verb

re·​lume (ˌ)rē-ˈlüm How to pronounce relume (audio)
relumed; reluming

transitive verb

archaic
: to light or light up again : rekindle

Word History

Etymology

irregular from Late Latin reluminare, from Latin re- + luminare to light up — more at illuminate

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relume was in 1604

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Cite this Entry

“Relume.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relume. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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