Il·lu·mi·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Illuminated p. pr. & vb. n. Illuminating ]
1. To make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten.
2. To light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect.
3. To adorn, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages.
4. To make plain or clear; to dispel the obscurity to by knowledge or reason; to explain; to elucidate; as, to illuminate a text, a problem, or a duty.
adj : provided with artificial light; "illuminated advertising";
"looked up at the lighted windows"; "a brightly lit
room"; "a well-lighted stairwell" [syn: lighted, lit,