illuminative

[ih-loo-muh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv]

adjective

giving light; illuminating.

Nearby words

  1. illuminate,
  2. illuminated,
  3. illuminati,
  4. illuminating,
  5. illumination,
  6. illuminator,
  7. illumine,
  8. illuminism,
  9. illuminometer,
  10. illus.

Origin of illuminative

First recorded in 1635–45; illuminate + -ive

Related formsnon·il·lu·mi·na·tive, adjectiveun·il·lu·mi·na·tive, adjective

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