luxuriate

[ luhg-zhoo r-ee-eyt, luhk-shoo r- ]
/ lʌgˈʒʊər iˌeɪt, lʌkˈʃʊər- /

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.

Origin of luxuriate

1615–25; < Latin luxuriātus, past participle of luxuriāre. See luxuriant, -ate1
Related formslux·u·ri·a·tion, nounun·lux·u·ri·at·ing, adjective
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luxuriate

/ (lʌɡˈzjʊərɪˌeɪt) /

verb (intr)

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

Word Origin for luxuriate

C17: from Latin luxuriāre
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Word Origin and History for luxuriate

luxuriate


v.

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.

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