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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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  • For six months Rickman luxuriated in power and increase of leisure and of pay.

    The Divine Fire May Sinclair
  • After dinner, I luxuriated in a long chair opposite the window.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • And next to that he would have luxuriated in the irresponsible omniscience of the Special Correspondent.

    The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
  • He luxuriated in the sense of protection and authority which his words conveyed.

    Ethan Frome Edith Wharton
  • And from that time on, he has luxuriated in dreams of classic beauty, warmed to new life by the sorcery of Romance.

    A Day with Keats May (Clarissa Gillington) Byron
  • 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
  • In this haven of rest and retirement we luxuriated for two weeks, then moved into action on the Lens-Arras road.

    S.O.S. Stand to! Reginald Grant
  • For the rest of the afternoon we sat resting, and luxuriated in a quiet smoke.

    Tales of South Africa H.A. Bryden
  • It luxuriated in a hundred forms, and on every passing subject.

    History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2) Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
  • Oh, she had fought against it at first, but lately she had luxuriated in it.

    The Chalice Of Courage Cyrus Townsend Brady
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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