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 Many of its best songs feel like luxuriating in a long summer afternoon in the country, when good friends have come by and the fireflies are just beginning to gather in the yard: the music is warm, buoying, and gently psychedelic. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "David Crosby Celebrates His Ornery Self in the Documentary “Remember My Name”," 16 July 2019 Glamping—communing with nature while luxuriating in a tent loaded with creature comforts—was once the pastime of kings and sultans. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "Pop-Up Tents No S’more: Glamping Is the New Backyard Camping," 11 July 2019 Those readers don’t luxuriate in individual books or pay much attention to the tastes of New York literary gatekeepers. Blake Montgomery, The Atlantic, "The Amazon Publishing Juggernaut," 8 Aug. 2019 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, refinery29.com, "Sense8 Series Finale Recap: Farewell, International Orgies!," 8 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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The first known use of luxuriate was in 1604

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English Language Learners Definition of luxuriate

: to enjoy something that is appealingly rich or relaxing

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