verb (used with object), il·lumed, il·lum·ing. Archaic.

Origin of illume

First recorded in 1595–1605; short for illumine
Related formsun·il·lumed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(tr) a poetic word for illuminate

Word Origin for illume

C17: shortened from illumine
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