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il·lu·mi·nate

 (ĭ-lo͞o′mə-nāt′)
tr.v. il·lu·mi·nat·ed, il·lu·mi·nat·ing, il·lu·mi·nates
1. To provide or brighten with light.
2. To decorate or hang with lights.
3.
a. To make understandable; clarify: "Cleverly made attacks can ... serve to illuminate important differences between candidates" (New Republic).
b. To enlighten intellectually or spiritually; enable to understand: "I greatly misdoubt the accuracy of this ... Can you illuminate me?" (Charles Darwin).
4. To adorn (a page of a book, for example) with ornamental designs, images, or lettering in brilliant colors or precious metals.
5. To expose to or reveal by radiation.
n. (-nĭt)
One who has or professes to have an unusual degree of enlightenment.

[Middle English illuminaten, from Latin illūmināre, illūmināt- : in-, in; see in-2 + lūmināre, to light up (from lūmen, lūmin-, light; see leuk- in Indo-European roots).]

il·lu′mi·nat′ing·ly adv.

illuminating

(ɪˈluːmɪˌneɪtɪŋ)
adj
serving to inform or clarify; instructive
ilˈlumiˌnatingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.illuminating - tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture"

illuminating

adjective informative, revealing, enlightening, helpful, explanatory, instructive It's illuminating to compare press coverage of the story.
confusing, puzzling, obscuring, unhelpful
Translations
مُنير، مُساعِد على التوضيح
názornýpoučný
tankevækkende
upplÿsandi
aydınlatıcı

illuminating

[ɪˈluːmɪneɪtɪŋ] ADJ [remark, observation] → esclarecedor; [lecture, experience] → instructivo

illuminating

[ɪˈluːmɪneɪtɪŋ] adjéclairant(e)

illuminating

adj (= instructive)aufschlussreich

illuminating

[ɪˈluːmɪˌneɪtɪŋ] adj (comments, remark) → chiarificatore/trice; (experience, book) → istruttivo/a

illuminate

(iˈluːmineit) verb
to light up. The gardens were illuminated by rows of lamps.
ilˈluminated adjective
(of a manuscript) decorated with ornamental lettering or illustrations.
ilˈluminating adjective
helping to make something clear. an illuminating discussion.
ilˌlumiˈnation noun
1. the act of illuminating.
2. (in plural) the decorative lights in a town etc. Go to Blackpool and see the illuminations.
References in classic literature ?
Redly illuminating the central portion of the room, opposite to which we were standing, the fire-light left the extremities shadowed in almost total darkness.
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But, spite of all this, I could see no compass before me to steer by; though it seemed but a minute since I had been watching the card, by the steady binnacle lamp illuminating it.
As the rider rattled down the hill again and through the street, the village was illuminating.
I could not have been unconscious more than a few seconds, and yet I know that I was unconscious, for the next thing I realized was that a growing radiance was illuminating the corridor about me and the eyes were gone.
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