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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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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 luxuriation's

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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