- to illuminate.
Origin of illume
First recorded in 1595–1605; short for illumine
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Examples from the Web for illume
Three candles that illume every darkness: truth, nature, knowledge.Ancient Irish Poetry
Can one illume a leaden sky,Or tear apart the shadowy veil Thicker than pitch, no star on high,Not one funereal glimmer pale?Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry
I admired the condensed wisdom of this, but, like experience, it only serves to illume the path over which I have passed.Adopting An Abandoned Farm
All my faculties tend to self-preservation; there, they converge as rays in a focus; in that focus they illume and—they burn.A Strange Story, Complete
But, my young friend, it is not the light of the noon-day sun that ought to illume Christian charity.
- (tr) a poetic word for illuminate
C17: shortened from illumine
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