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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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Examples from the Web for luxuriating
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  • Conn stayed at home for the next few days, luxuriating in idleness.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • I hope she will take her down to the sand-heap, where the children have been luxuriating all the morning.'

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Before Waterman, luxuriating in his applause, could resume, Fred was on his feet.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • But the account books were shut, and her guardian was luxuriating in an arm-chair and a cigar.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • "I'd just been luxuriating in the thought of a lot of new dresses," she said mournfully.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
  • They had got out their winter coats, and were luxuriating in the first cold weather.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • "Barney is luxuriating in idleness somewhere," I answered lightly.

    The Range Dwellers

    B. M. Bower
  • I flattered myself that I was luxuriating in the very absence of it.

    My Friend Prospero Henry Harland
  • The latter was luxuriating in the heat, however, like the negro page, who held the gemmed and jewelled mother-o'-pearl mirror.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
  • When I think of my mother in France luxuriating in the sort of life I most enjoy, it makes me rebellious.

    Sisters Grace May North
British Dictionary definitions for luxuriating


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 luxuriating



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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