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 Focus on the physical aspects of life; this is a great day to organize your living space, luxuriate in the things around you, and truly reach for an inner sense of peace. Tarot Astrologers,, "Daily horoscope for December 24, 2020," 24 Dec. 2020 Considered on the grounds of weather, physical comfort and the ability to enjoy, or even, at times, luxuriate in our surroundings, Saturday seemed a fine day. Washington Post, "A fine, bright day in Washington, but the curtain descends quickly," 29 Nov. 2020 These are films to live in, to luxuriate in their style and emotions. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Indie Focus: A dazzling ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’," 25 Nov. 2020 Behind its ornate ceremonial entrance, travelers could luxuriate with private baths, soft bedding and skilled chefs preparing delicacies like steamed eel and fermented octopus in vinegar. Hiroshi Okamoto, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Way of the Shogun," 9 July 2020 While laptops with smaller displays are always going to be more portable, creators who can move up to a 17-inch display will luxuriate in the extra space for viewing their projects. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The HP Envy 15 leads a rebranded product line made for creators," 17 Apr. 2020 This point-of-view structure offers deep, empathetic portraits of each figure and lends ample screen time for each actress to luxuriate in her performance. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne rule FX's powerful ERA drama 'Mrs. America'," 15 Apr. 2020 What better way to luxuriate in the festive season than with a sojourn to Rome, that 2,770 year-old-city home to Valentino and Vespas, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and St. Peter’s Basilica? Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "The Best Gifts Rome Has to Offer, According to the Designers Behind TL-180," 19 Dec. 2019 Over 70 percent of the cruise line’s staterooms offer balconies, but suites give you a little more room to luxuriate. Sunset Magazine, "Expert Tips for Booking a Cruise," 22 Jan. 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of luxuriate

: to enjoy something that is appealingly rich or relaxing

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