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[luhg-zhoo r-ee-eyt, luhk-shoo r-] /lʌgˈʒʊər iˌeɪt, lʌkˈʃʊər-/
verb (used without object), luxuriated, luxuriating.
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
1615-25; < Latin luxuriātus, past participle of luxuriāre. See luxuriant, -ate1
Related forms
luxuriation, noun
unluxuriating, adjective Unabridged
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  • What was the value of tributes to beauty by a hand that luxuriated in ugliness?

    Embarrassments Henry James
  • After dinner, I luxuriated in a long chair opposite the window.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • He luxuriated in the splendor and the beauty of this dedicated life.

    Ripeness is All Jesse Roarke
  • He luxuriated in the sense of protection and authority which his words conveyed.

    Ethan Frome Edith Wharton
  • I luxuriated in the contrast, tho' I am not at all inclined to be a snob.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • For the rest of the afternoon we sat resting, and luxuriated in a quiet smoke.

    Tales of South Africa H.A. Bryden
  • Oh, she had fought against it at first, but lately she had luxuriated in it.

    The Chalice Of Courage Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • We luxuriated on meat to-night, for they have actually caught and killed a sheep.

    Three in Norway James Arthur Lees
  • Back in the cabin she luxuriated, exulted in the fact that she would be alone all day.

    The Black Pearl

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • After that he came back to the little cove and luxuriated, as the others were doing.

    The Forest Runners Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for luxuriated


verb (intransitive)
(foll by in) to take voluptuous pleasure; revel
to flourish extensively or profusely
to live in a sumptuous way
Derived Forms
luxuriation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin luxuriāre
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Word Origin and History for luxuriated



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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