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 (ĭl′ə-strāt′, ĭ-lŭs′trāt′)
v. il·lus·trat·ed, il·lus·trat·ing, il·lus·trates
a. To clarify or explain, as by the use of examples or comparisons: The mayor illustrated the problem with an anecdote.
b. To serve as an example or clarification of: a story that illustrates a broader social problem.
2. To provide (a text) with explanatory or decorative images: illustrated the book with colorful drawings.
3. Obsolete To light up; illuminate.
To present a clarification, example, or explanation.

[Latin illūstrāre, illūstrāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + lūstrāre, to make bright; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

il′lus·trat′a·ble adj.
il′lus·tra′tor n.
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Capable of being explained or accounted for:
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Probability of an obvious accident like adoption of new technologies of irrigation and probability of an alternative accident like non-adoption of new technologies of irrigation are illustratable as [P.
17) Given the combination of Moxon's predilection for illustration and Tennyson's highly illustratable, picturesque poetry, it seems likely that the publisher raised the possibility of an illustrated edition early in their business relationship.
They produce a whole, a picture, whereas the multicultural society is not illustratable, not representable, is neither comprehensible nor understandable.