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[ri-loom] /rɪˈlum/
verb (used with object), relumed, reluming.
to light or illuminate again; relumine.
Origin of relume
1595-1605; re- + (il)lume; compare French rallumer, Late Latin relūmināre. See relumine Unabridged
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  • What is so pleasant as these jets of affection which relume a young world for me again?

    Essays Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • No fire that can be kindled upon the altar of speech can relume the radiant spark that perished yesterday.

  • By her it easily may be perceiv'd, How long in women lasts the flame of love, If sight and touch do not relume it oft.

British Dictionary definitions for relume


(transitive) (archaic) to light or brighten again; rekindle
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin relūmināre, from Latin re- + illūmināre to illumine
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