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

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Finances aren't something discussed on this show, probably because most of the contestants are luxuriating in extra funds. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "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 Today should be a day Alesia Cannady luxuriates on Maui’s shores. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Grandparents raising grandkids say they need more help from Washington state," 28 Dec. 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 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

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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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