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tr.v. limned, limn·ing (lĭm′nĭng), limns
1. To describe or depict by painting or drawing.
2. To suffuse or highlight with light or color; illuminate: "There was just enough juice left in Merrill's flashlight to limn the outlines: A round lobe here. Another lobe over there" (Hampton Sides).
3. To describe or portray in words.
[Middle English limnen, to illuminate (a manuscript), probably alteration (influenced by limnour, illustrator) of luminen, from Old French luminer, from Latin lūmināre, to illuminate, adorn, from lūmen, lūmin-, light; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]
limn′er (lĭm′nər) n.
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|Noun||1.||limning - a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects|
animalization - a depiction in the form of an animal
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
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