Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To illumine again.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To light again; to cause to shine anew; to relume; to reillumine.

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  • verb archaic To light again; to reilluminate.

Etymologies

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re- +‎ illume

Examples

  • I allow, with Mrs. Grundy and most moralists, that Miss Newcome's conduct in this matter was highly reprehensible; that if she did not intend to marry Clive she should have broken with him -- altogether; that a virtuous young woman of high principle, etc. etc., having once determined to reject a suitor, should separate from him utterly then and there -- never give him again the least chance of a hope, or reillume the extinguished fire in the wretch's bosom.

    The Newcomes

  • Newcome’s conduct in this matter was highly reprehensible; that if she did not intend to marry Clive she should have broken with him — altogether; that a virtuous young woman of high principle, etc. etc., having once determined to reject a suitor, should separate from him utterly then and there — never give him again the least chance of a hope, or reillume the extinguished fire in the wretch’s bosom.

    The Newcomes

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