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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 of luxuriate
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin luxuriātus, past participle of luxuriāre. See luxuriant, -ate1
Related forms
luxuriation, noun
unluxuriating, adjective
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  • The men then pass on into the bathroom where they are given about ten minutes to luxuriate with plenty of soap and hot water.

  • I luxuriate in it, I joy in it, I feel it in every fibre of my being.

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  • She seemed to luxuriate as frankly in the heat and the dryness as the cat between them.

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  • The baron chuckled in his throat and seemed to luxuriate in the pleasant thought.

  • Till then I would allow my imagination to luxuriate in the bleak romance of this wild home of prayer.

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  • There he could not only indulge his natural taste, but luxuriate in them.

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  • The seeds of fatal passions have been already sown when the play begins; it is the stifling hothouse in which they luxuriate.

    Tragedy Ashley H. Thorndike
  • It was part of his pose to luxuriate a little in the details of his tragic circumstances.

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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