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illuminate something with something

 
1. Lit. to light up something with something. The lights illuminated the monument with a bright glow. The monument was illuminated with mercury vapor lamps.
2. Fig. to clarify or elucidate something with explanation. Please try to illuminate this matter with an explanation. Could you illuminate your answer with a little more detail?
3. to decorate a manuscript with pictures or designs, as done in medieval monasteries. The monks spent all their days illuminating manuscripts with pictures. No one has the patience to illuminate books with tiny designs.
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illuminated

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (A play on lit.) Paul is a bit illuminated.
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NYKO developed the idea behind the portable light category and invested the money to prove that the power from a utility port could be used to illuminate the game screen with an LED," points out Naghi.
Unlike simplistic and cumbersome modeling tools that rely upon averages, Serv2Stor uses actual real-time instrumented data to illuminate I/O flow and identify bottlenecks, imbalances, and misaligned parameters for prompt resolution.
As the above suggests, this book will resonate with contemporary readers for the political and cultural meanings which the author illuminates in the sometimes mundane and sometimes special pleasure so many of us have come to take as home-fixer-uppers.
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CeeLite illuminates the unexpected and creates new markets where lighting was previously impossible in addition to replacing traditional backlit applications.
Radcliff's carefully structured analysis of place and process in Gijon illuminates the ways in which powerful upheavals took shape in smaller yet nonetheless important cities.
In a piece that considers the uses of martial language by both Milton and his Royalist contemporaries, Christopher Orchard illuminates particularly well the Royalist discourse of resistance.
The TriPower Tactical Sight has a red chevron-shaped reticle that illuminates by using three lighting sources, an integrated fiber-optic system, a tritium-illuminated reticle and an on-call battery backup.
In this volume, she considers the autobiographical adoption narrative as a genre of self-making that illuminates two distinctive eras: the 1945-1970 period, when secrecy was at its height, and the post-1970 period of vigorous critique and reform.
Here's how it works: the unit sends out a laser pulse which illuminates the road ahead while a CCD camera records the scene.
A MUCH LOVED PART OF THE NEW YORK SKYLINE, THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE HAS BEEN REINVIGORATED BY AN INNOVATIVE LIGHTING SCHEME THAT DRAMATICALLY ILLUMINATES ITS EXPOSED STEEL STRUCTURE.
For this exhibition, he created two works that make no reference to the architectural characteristics of the building, accentuating the pictorial instead, which nonetheless illuminates the space of the gallery in all its detail.
Shooting down a narrow passageway about 60 feet long, the sun's light illuminates the floor of the tomb's main chamber.
The Foxfire line of products provides visual orientation in no or low light environments, assists firefighters in finding tools and gear and illuminates surroundings.