illuminative

[ ih-loo-muh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv ]
/ ɪˈlu məˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv /

adjective

giving light; illuminating.

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Origin of illuminative

First recorded in 1635–45; illuminate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM illuminative

non·il·lu·mi·na·tive, adjectiveun·il·lu·mi·na·tive, adjective
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