luxuriate

verb
lux·u·ri·ate | \(ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-ˌāt, (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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But Texas, by defeating Texas Southern on Friday and Texas A&M on Saturday, earned the right to spend its day preparing and lounging and luxuriating in the presence of air conditioning while the Hoosiers battled for the right to play on. Nick Moyle, Houston Chronicle, "UT takes down Indiana to advance to super regionals," 4 June 2018 But Texas, by defeating Texas Southern on Friday and Texas A&M on Saturday, earned the right to spend its day preparing and lounging and luxuriating in the presence of air conditioning while the Hoosiers battled for the right to play on. Nick Moyle, Houston Chronicle, "UT takes down Indiana to advance to super regionals," 4 June 2018 Filmed in eight of the world’s most cinematic cities, the show luxuriated in absurdity. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "Sense8 Series Finale Recap: Farewell, International Orgies!," 8 June 2018 But Texas, by defeating Texas Southern on Friday and Texas A&M on Saturday, earned the right to spend its day preparing and lounging and luxuriating in the presence of air conditioning while the Hoosiers battled for the right to play on. Nick Moyle, Houston Chronicle, "UT takes down Indiana to advance to super regionals," 4 June 2018 Grant luxuriates in the blind privilege of Thorpe, with his ridiculously high-falutin' pronunciations and demands, while also being in on the joke. refinery29.com, "If You Miss The Crown, Treat Yourself To A Very English Scandal," 29 June 2018 But Disney’s Hawaiian resort, located on the southwestern shores of Oahu, does offer plenty of things to do, including hanging with Mickey Mouse (outfitted in a floral aloha shirt), luxuriating on a stunning beach, and indulging in wonderful dining. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney’s Hawiian resort Aulani offers a melting pot of dining options," 8 June 2018 But Texas, by defeating Texas Southern on Friday and Texas A&M on Saturday, earned the right to spend its day preparing and lounging and luxuriating in the presence of air conditioning while the Hoosiers battled for the right to play on. Nick Moyle, Houston Chronicle, "UT takes down Indiana to advance to super regionals," 4 June 2018 By allowing each small portion to luxuriate in its own private suite, the Liholiho team ensures that none of the perfect cubes are crushed to a damp pulp by the weight of an entire loin. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 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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luxuriate

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English Language Learners Definition of luxuriate

: to enjoy something that is appealingly rich or relaxing

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