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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 unluxuriating
luxuriate
1621, "to indulge in luxury," from L. luxuriatum, pp. of luxuriare "indulge, have to excess," from luxuria "excess" (see luxury).
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