illuminating

[ ih-loo-muh-ney-ting ]
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adjective
  1. giving or casting light.

  2. informative; enlightening.

Origin of illuminating

1
First recorded in 1555–65; illuminat(e) + -ing2

Other words from illuminating

  • non·il·lu·mi·nat·ing, adjective
  • non·il·lu·mi·nat·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·il·lu·mi·nat·ing, adjective

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How to use illuminating in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for illuminating

illuminating

/ (ɪˈluːmɪˌneɪtɪŋ) /


adjective
  1. serving to inform or clarify; instructive

Derived forms of illuminating

  • illuminatingly, adverb

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