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

transitive verb

: to light or light up again : rekindle

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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