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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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