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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make bright or clear again; illuminate again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To rekindle; to light.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To rekindle; to light again.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To rekindle; light again.


re- + (il)lume.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • Then shall be
    No lamp relumed in heaven, no voices crying,
    Or changing lights, or dreams and forms that hover!
    (And, heart, for all your sighing,
    That gladness and those tears are over, over. . . .)
    - Rupert Brooke

    March 9, 2009

  • To light or light up again: rekindle. (From WWFTD)

    June 7, 2008