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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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mod. alcohol intoxicated. (A play on lit.) Paul is a bit illuminated.
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Both these volumes (in spite of the absence of a theoretical construct for the essays in Representing Women) attest to the vitality and excitement inherent in the study of early modern women: not only are we still recovering texts that are important as both artistic and historical documents, not only are close readings of these texts and contextual studies illuminating small pieces of the literary history, but the recovery and creation of new knowledge and the employment of new methodology and theory have together begun the radical and necessary process of remapping this literary and historical landscape.
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