illumine
transitive verb (-mined; -mining) Date: 14th century illuminateilluminable adjective

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  • illuminé — illuminé, ée [ i(l)lymine ] adj. et n. • XVIe; de illuminer 1 ♦ Éclairé d une vive lumière, de nombreuses lumières. Paquebot tout illuminé. Spécialt Ville illuminée à l occasion des fêtes de fin d année. 2 ♦ Fig. Qui a une vision. Subst. (1625)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • illuminé — illuminé, ée (il lu mi né, née) part. passé d illuminer. 1°   Qui reçoit de la lumière. •   En ces lieux mal illuminés, Qui voit la longueur de son nez Se peut vanter de bonne vue, SCARRON Virg. VI.    Terme de physique. Corps illuminé, corps qui …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • illuminé — Illuminé, [illumin]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe. Il signifie aussi, Un visionnaire en matiere de Religion, & alors on le fait substantif. C est un homme qui a des visions ridicules sur la Religion, c est un illuminé. On appelle… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Illumine — Il*lu mine, v. t. [Cf. F. illuminer. See {Illuminate}.] To illuminate; to light up; to adorn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • illumine — index disabuse, enlighten, instruct (teach) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • illumine — (v.) late 14c., to enlighten spiritually; mid 15c., to light up, shine light on, from O.Fr. illuminer, from L. illuminare (see ILLUMINATION (Cf. illumination)). Related: illumined …   Etymology dictionary

  • illumine — ► VERB literary ▪ light up; illuminate …   English terms dictionary

  • illumine — [i lo͞o′mən] vt. illumined, illumining [ME illuminen < OFr illuminer < L illuminare] to illuminate; light up …   English World dictionary

  • illumine — UK [ɪˈluːmɪn] / US [ɪˈlumɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms illumine : present tense I/you/we/they illumine he/she/it illumines present participle illumining past tense illumined past participle illumined literary to illuminate …   English dictionary

  • illumine — [[t]ɪlu͟ːmɪn[/t]] illumines, illumining, illumined VERB To illumine something means the same as to illuminate it. [LITERARY] [V n] The interchange of ideas illumines the debate... [V n] By night, the perimeter wire was illumined by lights …   English dictionary

  • illumine — [c]/ɪˈljumən/ (say i lyoohmuhn), / ˈlum / (say loohm ) verb (illumined, illumining) –verb (t) 1. to illuminate: *she seemed to illumine the space around her –sumner locke elliott, 1981. –verb (i) 2. to be illuminated. {Middle English illumyne(n) …   Australian English dictionary

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