luxuriate

verb

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

intransitive verb

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And the increasingly narrow demographic of sickos who simply luxuriate in reading good writing is bound to dig Bangs, Willis, and Christgau in perpetuity. John Semley, The New Republic, 18 Nov. 2022 Sadly, her majesty would only be able to luxuriate in her new imitation Etruscan environs for five years—she was sent to the guillotine in 1793. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 16 Nov. 2022 That is in part due to its supreme patience and confidence; these songs are given space to luxuriate, spreading their toes, often stretching past the five- or six-minute mark. Alex Swhear, Variety, 18 Nov. 2022 Getting to vicariously luxuriate in White’s five-star vacation doesn’t hurt, either. Time, 24 Oct. 2022 If there's a way to luxuriate over dishes, this is it. Samantha Benoit, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Aug. 2022 His grandmother taught him how to luxuriate in his beauty practices. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 26 Aug. 2022 Later, luxuriate in a private dinner at Château de Troussay, an intimate jewel. Laura Manske, Forbes, 15 July 2022 With energy security not in question, came the ability for nations to luxuriate in energy policy. Jemma Green, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin luxuriatus, past participle of luxuriare, from luxuria

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of luxuriate was in 1604

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Cite this Entry

“Luxuriate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luxuriate. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

luxuriate

verb

lux·​u·​ri·​ate (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce luxuriate (audio)
(ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r-
luxuriated; luxuriating
1
: to grow in great numbers or quantity
2
: to enjoy oneself in a luxurious manner

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