Definitions

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

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

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  • 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.

Etymologies

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

re- + (il)lume.

Examples

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  • Missed chance to work hocus-pocus into that.

    October 10, 2018

  • The light of decorum’s entombed,

    God knows when we’ll see it exhumed.

    The shadows that cloak us

    In all that’s atrocious

    Will stay till that lamp is relumed.

    October 10, 2018

  • 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