[ ri-loom ]
/ rɪˈlum /

verb (used with object), re·lumed, re·lum·ing.

to light or illuminate again; relumine.


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Origin of relume

1595–1605; re- + (il)lume; compare French rallumer, Late Latin relūmināre. See relumine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for relume

  • No fire that can be kindled upon the altar of speech can relume the radiant spark that perished yesterday.

  • By her it easily may be perceiv'd, How long in women lasts the flame of love, If sight and touch do not relume it oft.

  • What is so pleasant as these jets of affection which relume a young world for me again?

    Essays|Ralph Waldo Emerson

British Dictionary definitions for relume


relumine (rɪˈluːmɪn)

/ (rɪˈluːm) /


(tr) archaic to light or brighten again; rekindle

Word Origin for relume

C17: from Late Latin relūmināre, from Latin re- + illūmināre to illumine
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