verb (used with or without object), il·lu·mined, il·lu·min·ing.
Origin of illumine
Examples from the Web for illumined
Historical Examples of illumined
As he stood there, illumined by the rising moon, he seemed colossal.Tiverton Tales
The next instant the valley was illumined by a transparent glow.Slaves of Mercury
A large lamp, placed on the writing-table, illumined this strange vigil.The Fortune of the Rougons
Miss Horton's mind was illumined by her knowledge of herself.Mistress Wilding
They consist of fancies that have illumined the hard facts of life.
Word Origin for illumine
late 14c., "to enlighten spiritually;" mid-15c., "to light up, shine light on," from Old French illuminer, from Latin illuminare (see illumination). Related: illumined.