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From Middle English inlighten, from Old English inlīhtan, inlȳhtan, inlēohtan (to enlighten, light up), from Proto-Germanic *in + *liuhtijaną (to lighten, illuminate), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (to shine), equivalent to in- +‎ light. Cognate with Dutch inlichten (to enlighten, inform), Old High German inliuhten (to enlighten, illuminate), Gothic 𐌹𐌽𐌻𐌹𐌿𐌷𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 (inliuhtjan, to enlighten, illuminate). Compare also Middle English anlīhten, from Old English onlȳhtan (id.). More at in-, light.


inlight (third-person singular simple present inlights, present participle inlighting, simple past and past participle inlighted)

  1. (intransitive) To shine.
  2. (transitive) To give light to; enlighten.
    • 1972, Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta historical bulletin:
      ... am not what I would wish to be a good Christian but I pray to God to inlight my mind and make me what I should be.
    • 1993, Andrew G. Tescher, Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, Applications of digital image processing XV:
      ... our cooperative segmentation method is not significantly longer than -edge or -region segmentation separately while explaining the three principles in more details in the following of this paper, we will inlight this major point.

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