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.
Origin of illuminate
Examples from the Web for illuminated
They shared their struggles and triumphs, and illuminated the frontlines of the fight for equality.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality|Justin Jones|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The library in Williamsburg itself is illuminated with antique filament bulbs and everything inside is of the past or a nod to it.
A moment ago the drawing-room had seemed empty; Mrs. Luke, in her sole person, filled and illuminated it.
It has also illuminated its best hope for true freedom, real equality, and vital democracy.
One doctor went to Venice Beach to find out—and illuminated tons of problems with the current state of legal weed.
The most notable object in the study was a framed, illuminated oblong about five feet long and perhaps two and a half feet wide.Marjorie Dean College Junior|Pauline Lester
At night the summits of the mountains and the town were illuminated with bonfires, with charming effect.Memoirs of the Duchesse De Dino|Duchesse De Dino
It was not easy for him to join in the chatter of the others, but he was thinking how she illuminated her own words.Jewel Weed|Alice Ames Winter
Nine years afterward a Frenchman named Lebon illuminated his house and garden in Paris with gas produced from wood.Great Inventions and Discoveries|Willis Duff Piercy
The room was illuminated only by four wax candles with red shades.The Riverman|Stewart Edward White
adjective (ɪˈluːmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
noun (ɪˈluːmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
Word Origin for illuminate
c.1500, "to light up, shine on," a back-formation from illumination, or else from Latin illuminatus, past participle of illuminare (see illumination). Earlier was enlumyen (late 14c.) "decorate written material with gold, silver, bright colors," from Old French enluminer, from Late Latin inluminare; also illumine (late 14c.). Related: Illuminated; illuminating.