transitive verb-·lumed′, -·lum′ing
transitive verbil·lumed, il·lum·ing, il·lumes
Origin of illumeShort for illumine ( probably on the model of French verbs in -lumer to light up ) ( such as allumer to light )
(third-person singular simple present illumes, present participle illuming, simple past and past participle illumed)
- (archaic) To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright; to illuminate; to illumine.