En*light"en (?), v. t. [Pref. en- + lighten: cf. AS. inlihtan. Cf. Enlight.]


To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.

His lightnings enlightened the world. Ps. xcvii. 4.


To make clear to the intellect or conscience; to shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; to furnish with increase of knowledge; to instruct; as, to enlighten the mind or understanding.

The conscience enlightened by the Word and Spirit of God. Trench.


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