illumine

[ih-loo-min]

Origin of illumine

1300–50; Middle English illuminen < Latin illūmināre to light up, equivalent to il- il-1 + lūmin- (stem of lūmen) light + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix
Related formsil·lu·mi·na·ble, adjectiveself-il·lu·mined, adjective
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Related Words for illumined

light, irradiate, illuminate, brighten, clarify, interpret, elucidate

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British Dictionary definitions for illumined

illumine

verb
  1. a literary word for illuminate
Derived Formsilluminable, adjective

Word Origin for illumine

C14: from Latin illūmināre to make light; see illuminate
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Word Origin and History for illumined

illumine

v.

late 14c., "to enlighten spiritually;" mid-15c., "to light up, shine light on," from Old French illuminer, from Latin illuminare (see illumination). Related: illumined.

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