- to enjoy oneself without stint; revel: to luxuriate in newly acquired wealth.
- to grow fully or abundantly; thrive: The plants luxuriated in the new soil.
Origin of luxuriate
Examples from the Web for luxuriate
I luxuriate in the thought that right-wingers across the country are tearing their hair out over this as if in a nice hot bath.Michael Tomasky on Romney: the Un-American in the Presidential Race
July 19, 2012
I just want to luxuriate in a sliver of sports that was important and poignant and, in its own way, poetic.Peyton Manning’s Classy Exit From the Indianapolis Colts
March 8, 2012
I luxuriate in it, I joy in it, I feel it in every fibre of my being.The Bacillus of Beauty
The baron chuckled in his throat and seemed to luxuriate in the pleasant thought.The Lock And Key Library
There he could not only indulge his natural taste, but luxuriate in them.Gaspar the Gaucho
He loved so to luxuriate, like a cat, in the presence of a violent woman.Aaron's Rod
D. H. Lawrence
Oh, you choose a garment for me to luxuriate in, Ronny returned.Marjorie Dean College Freshman
- (foll by in) to take voluptuous pleasure; revel
- to flourish extensively or profusely
- to live in a sumptuous way
Word Origin and History for luxuriate
1620s, "to indulge in luxury," from Latin luxuriatus, past participle of luxuriare "have to excess," figuratively "run riot, be dissolute, indulge to excess," from luxuria "excess, rankness, luxuriance" (see luxury). Related: Luxuriated; luxuriating.