Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To take luxurious pleasure; indulge oneself.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To grow exuberantly or in superfluous abundance.
  • To feed or live luxuriously: as, the herds luxuriate in the pastures.
  • Figuratively, to indulge without stint; revel in luxury or abundance; take delight: as, to luxuriate in description.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To grow exuberantly; to grow to superfluous abundance.
  • intransitive verb To feed or live luxuriously.
  • intransitive verb To indulge with unrestrained delight and freedom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To enjoy luxury.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb enjoy to excess
  • verb thrive profusely or flourish extensively
  • verb become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin luxuriāre, luxuriāt-, to be luxuriant, from luxuria, luxury; see luxury.]

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