- 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
Related Wordsenjoy, wallow, wanton, love, rollick, riot, roll, bloom, feast, bask, delight, revel, overdo, abound, burgeon, grow, increase, flourish, relish, thrive
Examples from the Web for luxuriating
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
But the account books were shut, and her guardian was luxuriating in an arm-chair and a cigar.Alone
"I'd just been luxuriating in the thought of a lot of new dresses," she said mournfully.Peggy Raymond's Way
Harriet Lummis Smith
- (foll by in) to take voluptuous pleasure; revel
- to flourish extensively or profusely
- to live in a sumptuous way
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.