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  Definition of Illuminate
  1. make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
  2. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
  3. add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
Similar Words: light, illume, illumine, light up, clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, elucidate

 

Hyponyms: floodlight, spotlight, miniate, rubricate

 

Entailments: paint

 

Derivational Morphology: illumination, illuminance, illuminant, light, lighting, lightness, luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, light source, visible light, visible radiation, lucidity, clarity, pellucidity, clearness, limpidity, elucidation, clarification, miniature

 

 
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