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English definition of “illuminate”

illuminate

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪˈluːmɪneɪt/
LIGHT to shine lights on something: The paintings and sculptures are illuminated by spotlights.Emitting and casting light
EXPLAIN to explain something clearly or make it easier to understandDefining and explainingReasons and explanations
illumination
 
 
/ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən/ noun [C, U] formal
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