durchleuchten

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German durchliuhten. Synchronically analyzable as durch- +‎ leuchten.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʊrçˈlɔɪ̯çtn̩/
  • Hyphenation: durch‧leuch‧ten

Verb[edit]

durchleuchten (weak, third-person singular present durchleuchtet, past tense durchleuchtete, past participle durchleuchtet, auxiliary haben) (transitive)

  1. to flood with light, to illuminate
  2. to X-ray, to screen
  3. (figuratively) to investigate, analyze
  4. (figuratively) to clear up
    Synonym: aufklären

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Etymology 2[edit]

From durch (through) +‎ leuchten (shine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʊrçlɔɪ̯çtn̩/
  • Hyphenation: durch‧leuch‧ten

Verb[edit]

durchleuchten (weak, third-person singular present leuchtet durch, past tense leuchtete durch, past participle durchgeleuchtet, auxiliary haben) (intransitive)

  1. to shine through
  2. to come to light, to become apparent, to show

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