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

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Sure, some vacations are designed for socializing in constantly clamoring cities, but others are all about luxuriating in a secluded, peaceful landscape. Alisha Prakash, USA TODAY, "9 remote resorts in Thailand: Luxurious seclusion for when you want to get lost," 20 June 2019 And there have been moments when it’s felt as if Woods was luxuriating in the justness, in schadenfreude. Wesley Morris, New York Times, "A Tolerable Redemption for Tiger Woods," 13 June 2019 Visitors spend most of their time luxuriating in the villas – each has a private infinity pool and gorgeous views of the Andaman Sea or countryside. Alisha Prakash, USA TODAY, "9 remote resorts in Thailand: Luxurious seclusion for when you want to get lost," 20 June 2019 While the temperatures can reach the triple digits, the low humidity and unique microclimate means summer is a great time to luxuriate in the dry heat. Stepfanie Romine, USA TODAY, "7 reasons why the summer season is the best time to visit Palm Springs," 4 June 2019 After rescuing Wolfgang, the sensates luxuriate a little, riding across Europe in trains and automobiles and enjoying their momentary success. Rebecca Farley,, "Sense8 Series Finale Recap: Farewell, International Orgies!," 8 June 2018 Finances aren't something discussed on this show, probably because most of the contestants are luxuriating in extra funds. Rebecca Farley,, "The Bachelorette Season 14, Episode 7 Recap: Becca Picks A Supreme Court Nominee," 10 July 2018 Father-of-two Idris Elba (46) luxuriating in a cream cardigan? Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Why Daniel Day-Lewis, at 61, Was the Best-Dressed Man of 2018," 31 Dec. 2018 Given that the company’s stock price had quadrupled over the past four years, nobody would have blamed him for luxuriating in his triumphs that day. Sam Walker, WSJ, "The Leader of the Future: Why Sergio Marchionne Fit the Profile," 11 Aug. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of luxuriate

: to enjoy something that is appealingly rich or relaxing

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