- light up; brighten；enlighten (someone) spiritually or intellectually.
verb: illumine, 3rd person present: illumines, gerund or present participle: illumining, past tense: illumined, past participle: illumined
- 1. literary light up; brighten he moved her lamp so that her face was illumined
- 2. enlighten (someone) spiritually or intellectually.
- light up; brighten: the lamplight illumined her pale features
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