Illuminated
Illuminate Il*lu"mi*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illuminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illuminating}.] [L. illuminatus, p. p. of illuminare; pref. il- in + luminare to enlighten, fr. lumen light. See {Luminous}, and cf. {Illume}, {Illumine}, {Enlimn}, {Limn}.] 1. To make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten. [1913 Webster]

2. To light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect. [1913 Webster]

3. To adorn, 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. [1913 Webster]

4. To make plain or clear; to dispel the obscurity to by knowledge or reason; to explain; to elucidate; as, to illuminate a text, a problem, or a duty. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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