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Dictionary definition for: Enlightening

1. (a) tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"

2. (a) enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement; "the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read"

3. (a) highly enlightening; making understandable or clarifying; "an illuminating lecture" "illuminating pieces of information"

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