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luxuriate

[ luhg-zhoor-ee-eyt, luhk-shoor- ]
/ lʌgˈʒʊər iˌeɪt, lʌkˈʃʊər- /
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verb (used without object), lux·u·ri·at·ed, lux·u·ri·at·ing.

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.

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Origin of luxuriate

1615–25; <Latin luxuriātus, past participle of luxuriāre.See luxuriant, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM luxuriate

lux·u·ri·a·tion, nounun·lux·u·ri·at·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for luxuriate

luxuriate
/ (lʌɡˈzjʊərɪˌeɪt) /

verb (intr)

(foll by in) to take voluptuous pleasure; revel
to flourish extensively or profusely
to live in a sumptuous way

Derived forms of luxuriate

luxuriation, noun

Word Origin for luxuriate

C17: from Latin luxuriāre
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