luxuriate

verb
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 With energy security not in question, came the ability for nations to luxuriate in energy policy. Jemma Green, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 The songs luxuriate in the spoils accumulated from Pusha’s peddler empire and dismiss his rivals as charlatans, and the expensive-sounding beats seem to bolster his claims. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 28 Apr. 2022 In the end, the Grammys felt like an expression of the music industry’s need to strut, luxuriate, and toast one another. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2022 However, do not skip the beach either, the private beach at the Breakers offers plenty of space to soak up the sun, swim or simply luxuriate. J.q. Louise, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Learn more about why this is the month to luxuriate in camellias. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2022 Brooklinen’s fluffy hooded robe is one of the best gifts for men who love to luxuriate at home as if every day is a spa day. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Jan. 2022 To read this is to luxuriate in the land, and to connect to it and oneself. The Week Staff, The Week, 24 Jan. 2022 Spend your afternoons with leisurely bike rides underneath the island's live oak trees, or simply luxuriate in the spa. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 14 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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“Luxuriate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luxuriate. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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