illuminated
illuminated illuminated adj. [p. p. of {illuminate}.] 1. rendered luminous by rays of light striking and reflecting; -- used especially of illumination by artificial light.

Syn: lighted. [PJC]

2. Adorned with pictorial or graphical designs, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages; as, an illuminated manuscript. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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