lux·​u·​ri·​ate | \ (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce luxuriate (audio) , (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r- \
luxuriated; luxuriating

Definition of luxuriate

intransitive verb

1a : to grow profusely : thrive
b : to develop extensively
2 : to indulge oneself luxuriously : revel

Examples of luxuriate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While laptops with smaller displays are always going to be more portable, creators who can move up to a 17-inch display will luxuriate in the extra space for viewing their projects. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The HP Envy 15 leads a rebranded product line made for creators," 17 Apr. 2020 This point-of-view structure offers deep, empathetic portraits of each figure and lends ample screen time for each actress to luxuriate in her performance. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne rule FX's powerful ERA drama 'Mrs. America'," 15 Apr. 2020 What better way to luxuriate in the festive season than with a sojourn to Rome, that 2,770 year-old-city home to Valentino and Vespas, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and St. Peter’s Basilica? Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "The Best Gifts Rome Has to Offer, According to the Designers Behind TL-180," 19 Dec. 2019 Over 70 percent of the cruise line’s staterooms offer balconies, but suites give you a little more room to luxuriate. Sunset Magazine, "Expert Tips for Booking a Cruise," 22 Jan. 2018 Vogueworld This Writer Has No Feet, Loves Shoes, and Is the Funniest Person on Twitter By Sophie KempDecember 10, 2019 Sophie Helf is determined to luxuriate, to take pleasure in the simple beauty of life. Sophie Kemp, Vogue, "This Writer Has No Feet, Loves Shoes, and Is the Funniest Person on Twitter," 10 Dec. 2019 Ramona is perched on a rooftop, smoking a cigarette and luxuriating in an ostentatious coat. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Jennifer Lopez Is Utterly Mesmerizing in Hustlers," 11 Sep. 2019 Here, Obreht’s simple but rich prose captures and luxuriates in the West’s beauty and sudden menace. Chanelle Benz, New York Times, "Téa Obreht Reinvents the Western Novel — and Brings Camels," 12 Aug. 2019 First-class passengers, meanwhile, can luxuriate in up to 90 inches of space. The Economist, "Air passengers are feeling the squeeze," 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of luxuriate

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for luxuriate

Latin luxuriatus, past participle of luxuriare, from luxuria

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The first known use of luxuriate was in 1604

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4 May 2020

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“Luxuriate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of luxuriate

: to enjoy something that is appealingly rich or relaxing

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