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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Il·lu·mi·na·ting a. Giving or producing light; used for illumination.
 Illuminating gas. See Gas, n., 2 (a).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: highly enlightening; making understandable or clarifying;
             "an illuminating lecture"; "illuminating pieces of
             information" [syn: enlightening] [ant: unilluminating]
      2: providing light; "the sun's illuminating rays"