ex·​trav·​a·​gate ik-ˈstra-və-ˌgāt How to pronounce extravagate (audio)
extravagated; extravagating

intransitive verb

: to go beyond proper limits

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extravagate was circa 1755

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“Extravagate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extravagate. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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