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

Examples of luxuriate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Set in the early 1960s, the format provides the latitude to luxuriate in uncomfortable moments and build palpable tension around situations in Patricia Highsmith’s books, a sensation that becomes more intense once it’s demonstrated how ruthless Scott’s Tom Ripley can be. Brian Lowry, CNN, 4 Apr. 2024 The video features shots of topless models on yachts, faux secret-camera footage and Affleck literally kissing Lopez on the ass while luxuriating on a yacht. Stephen Rodrick, Variety, 13 Feb. 2024 Bathrooms are the pièce de résistance, with sparkling 18-karat-gold tiles and a generous soaking bathtub with television—perfect for luxuriating after exploring the vibrant capital. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2024 The material, which is Oeko-Tex certified to be free of harmful substances, is also temperature regulating, so hot sleepers can luxuriate in their beauty sleep without worrying about sweating or overheating. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 8 Jan. 2024 During the whirlwind trip, Gomez tucked into a croissant, posed in front of the Eiffel tower and luxuriated in a bubble bath. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2024 The resulting film is short on special effects and long on philosophy, luxuriating in its nearly three-hour runtime to ponder human nature, unchanged even in the far-off era of long-distance space travel. EW.com, 13 Nov. 2023 Designer Brandon Blackwood had the privilege of experiencing the week firsthand, eschewing the demands of staging a presentation and instead, luxuriating in the offerings of the event. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 29 Jan. 2024 Sure enough, there are ample scenes of Owen luxuriating in a pool or enjoying an omelet al fresco. Alison Herman, Variety, 14 Jan. 2024

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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 22 Apr. 2024.

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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