Definition of luxuriate in English:


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intransitive verb

[no object]often luxuriate in
  • Enjoy oneself in a luxurious way; take self-indulgent delight.

    ‘she was luxuriating in a long bath’
    • ‘We simply savoured and luxuriated in delight at the return of our normal peaceable existence.’
    • ‘There one is entitled to enjoy it, luxuriate in it even, and then move on to another painting hanging next to it.’
    • ‘I do feel that because males have been able to enjoy and even luxuriate in my largeness I could too.’
    • ‘R. did not so much wallow in self-pity as luxuriate in a whimpering, orchestrated, self-flagellating symphony of slights, woes, and despairs.’
    • ‘I will enjoy fine food and wine in appropriate surroundings and luxuriate in the service I receive.’
    • ‘Instead, it invites you to luxuriate in the familiar, to enjoy what you've enjoyed before.’
    • ‘Their oddity is that Lombardi's craftsmanship is so exquisite that one senses him helplessly luxuriating in the very complexity that he claims to find so suspicious.’
    • ‘So, instead of luxuriating in the restorative glow of words, I am muddling my way through a bunch of very badly amassed data, cleaning up too much - and too late.’
    • ‘We find Piccoli living in dignified isolation, racing remote-control cars with his grandson, doing Shakespeare, or simply luxuriating in a new pair of shoes.’
    • ‘Hence Sydney Airport's owners are luxuriating in profit margins of some 80% while forever seeking new avenues for gouging.’
    • ‘We're luxuriating in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland's premier tourist attraction, an incredible outdoor pool heated by geothermals from the adjoining power station.’
    • ‘Ringo has kept a home in LA since the mid-Seventies, luxuriating in the climate, the blissfully opulent lifestyle, and the presence of scores of fellow musicians.’
    • ‘And here was I, luxuriating in the charms of Nevis, one of the loveliest islands in the Caribbean, responsibility looming ominously overhead.’
    • ‘If this sounds a little claustrophobic, head to the Szechenyi baths, in City Park, where on a Sunday morning we found legions of men and women luxuriating in its outdoor pools.’
    • ‘An hour later, like a resurrection, the moon will rise and the snow will sparkle and we'll still be luxuriating in the delicious pools.’
    • ‘This is a day of good tidings, and Montserratians, including this Chief Minister, can be forgiven for luxuriating in this occasion.’
    • ‘Even so, I had a delicious day, luxuriating in the suddenly speedy access to the websites I have had, until now, to visit with all the patience I can muster.’
    • ‘While there, I will be luxuriating in a full-sized bath.’
    • ‘It's pleasant enough, and I'm luxuriating in it while it lasts.’
    • ‘Few things make you look so silly as luxuriating in a cart pulled by an elderly rickshaw in torn, worn-down slippers.’
    revel, bask, delight, take pleasure, wallow, indulge oneself, enjoy, relish, savour, appreciate, lap up
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/ləɡˈZHo͝orēˌāt/ /ləɡˈʒʊriˌeɪt/ /ləkˈSHo͝orēˌāt/ /ləkˈʃʊriˌeɪt/


Early 17th century from Latin luxuriat- ‘grown in abundance’, from the verb luxuriare.