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relume

[ri-loom] /rɪˈlum/
verb (used with object), relumed, reluming.
1.
to light or illuminate again; relumine.
Origin of relume
1595-1605
1595-1605; re- + (il)lume; compare French rallumer, Late Latin relūmināre. See relumine
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Historical Examples
  • 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

relume

/rɪˈluːm/
verb
1.
(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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