verb (used with or without object), il·lu·mined, il·lu·min·ing.
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Origin of illumine
OTHER WORDS FROM illumineil·lu·mi·na·ble, adjectiveself-il·lu·mined, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for illumine
The sunshine came warmly in at the windows and illumined every corner.Six Girls|Fannie Belle Irving
From the gloom a hundred cool men might slaughter five times their number charging across that illumined death-square!The Courage of Captain Plum|James Oliver Curwood
Her own meditations, illumined by the beautiful face in her presence, referred to the security of Mr. Dacier.Diana of the Crossways, Complete|George Meredith
Two conspicuous qualities of Carlylean doctrine flow from this fatalism, or poetised utilitarianism, or illumined positivity.Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I|John Morley
Profound darkness had again set in, only illumined here and there by a parting flash of lightning.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne