- 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
Examples from the Web for luxuriated
What was the value of tributes to beauty by a hand that luxuriated in ugliness?Embarrassments
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
He luxuriated in the sense of protection and authority which his words conveyed.Ethan Frome
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
- (foll by in) to take voluptuous pleasure; revel
- to flourish extensively or profusely
- to live in a sumptuous way
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.