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luxuriate

[luhg-zhoo r-ee-eyt, luhk-shoo r-] /lʌgˈʒʊər iˌeɪt, lʌkˈʃʊər-/
verb (used without object), luxuriated, luxuriating.
1.
to enjoy oneself without stint; revel:
to luxuriate in newly acquired wealth.
2.
to grow fully or abundantly; thrive:
The plants luxuriated in the new soil.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin luxuriātus, past participle of luxuriāre. See luxuriant, -ate1
Related forms
luxuriation, noun
unluxuriating, adjective
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Examples for luxuriate
  • Guests can luxuriate at the spa and heated pool or try a refreshing creek swim.
  • After their worlds are rocked by a vision of life in the years to come, they luxuriate with a post-ride cigarette.
  • We cannot afford to luxuriate around such a wonderful notion.
  • luxuriate in the whirlpool bath while enjoying the fireplace on a cold winter evening.
  • The get-rich-quick spirit cannot be permitted to luxuriate in some places and be totally excluded from others.
  • The reader isn't expected to buy or watch or cook or do anything other than luxuriate in the awesomeness of this magazine.
British Dictionary definitions for luxuriate

luxuriate

/lʌɡˈzjʊərɪˌeɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(foll by in) to take voluptuous pleasure; revel
2.
to flourish extensively or profusely
3.
to live in a sumptuous way
Derived Forms
luxuriation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin luxuriāre
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Word Origin and History for luxuriate
v.

1620s, "to indulge in luxury," from Latin luxuriatus, past participle of luxuriare "have to excess," figuratively "run riot, be dissolute, indulge to excess," from luxuria "excess, rankness, luxuriance" (see luxury). Related: Luxuriated; luxuriating.

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