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English definition of “illuminate”


verb [T] uk   /ɪˈluː.mɪ.neɪt/ formal us  
to light something and make it brighter: The streets were illuminated with strings of coloured lights.Emitting and casting light to explain and show more clearly something that is difficult to understand: an article which illuminates the issues at stakeDefining and explaining
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