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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as鈥

Origin of illuminate

1400鈥50; late Middle English <Latin ill奴min膩tus (past participle of ill奴min膩re to light up, brighten). See illumine, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM illuminate

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How to use illuminate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for illuminate

illuminate

verb (瑟藞lu藧m瑟藢ne瑟t)
adjective (瑟藞lu藧m瑟n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t)
archaic made clear or bright with light; illuminated
noun (瑟藞lu藧m瑟n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t)
a person who has or claims to have special enlightenment

Derived forms of illuminate

illuminative, adjectiveilluminator, noun

Word Origin for illuminate

C16: from Latin ill奴min膩re to light up, from l奴men light
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