verb (used with object), il·lu·mi·nat·ed, il·lu·mi·nat·ing.
verb (used without object), il·lu·mi·nat·ed, il·lu·mi·nat·ing.
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The beast stood immobile, glaring at us with yellow eyes in the winter dark and illuminated unevenly by Sergey’s light as our pace quickened.The quest to snare—and save—the world’s largest owl|Jonathan Slaght|August 28, 2020|Popular Science
What’s really interesting, though, are the fuzzy jets and streamers surrounding the comet, which are especially prominent when illuminated like this from behind.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Corey S. Powell|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
Even if nothing is actually decided at the conventions, they still shine a spotlight on the parties, illuminating emerging factions and up-and-coming politicians, setting the stage for — and creating — the future of each party.
Visitors will enter through an illuminated maze, then be invited to contribute words from kiosks, after which an AI-powered algorithm will collect and parse them into poetry, and perhaps shoot them into outer space.The Story Behind the Eiffel Tower’s Forgotten Competitors|Fiona Zublin|August 10, 2020|Ozy
In the ocean’s depths, it might take more than a little light to illuminate some of the planet’s darkest fish.Superblack fish can disappear in the deep sea’s darkness|Erin Garcia de Jesus|August 10, 2020|Science News For Students
When we can barely illuminate our own world, it would be superstitious to imagine that dead men could do it for us.
These numbers portend to illuminate society-threatening failures within the current immigration enforcement system.Inside The Center For Immigration Studies, The Immigration False-Fact Think Tank|Caitlin Dickson|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reading them will illuminate your own life and make it better.What Sebastian Junger, Susan Orlean, and Others Are Reading This Fall|Byliner|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dispensing with some of the objections helps to illuminate this case.
But he says it well and often adds fresh details that help illuminate events in countries like Afghanistan.The End of the Illusion: America Finally Learns Its Limits|Jacob Heilbrunn|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Two many-branched candelabra, holding wax lights, brilliantly illuminate the game.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Great artists appear in clusters, and amid the other constellations that illuminate the intellectual heavens.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
By that time the grin in his face was almost bright enough of itself to illuminate any ordinary page.Molly Make-Believe|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
History wants no illusions; it should illuminate and instruct, not merely give descriptions and narratives which impress us.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
There was sufficient light from the lamps of the two cars to illuminate the scene.The Girl and The Bill|Bannister Merwin