Definition of luxuriate in English:



[no object]luxuriate in/over
  • Enjoy (something) as a luxury; take self-indulgent delight in.

    ‘she was luxuriating in a long bath’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Few things make you look so silly as luxuriating in a cart pulled by an elderly rickshaw in torn, worn-down slippers.’
    • ‘I will enjoy fine food and wine in appropriate surroundings and luxuriate in the service I receive.’
    • ‘R. did not so much wallow in self-pity as luxuriate in a whimpering, orchestrated, self-flagellating symphony of slights, woes, and despairs.’
    • ‘There one is entitled to enjoy it, luxuriate in it even, and then move on to another painting hanging next to it.’
    • ‘We're luxuriating in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland's premier tourist attraction, an incredible outdoor pool heated by geothermals from the adjoining power station.’
    • ‘I do feel that because males have been able to enjoy and even luxuriate in my largeness I could too.’
    • ‘Instead, it invites you to luxuriate in the familiar, to enjoy what you've enjoyed before.’
    • ‘While there, I will be luxuriating in a full-sized bath.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Hence Sydney Airport's owners are luxuriating in profit margins of some 80% while forever seeking new avenues for gouging.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And here was I, luxuriating in the charms of Nevis, one of the loveliest islands in the Caribbean, responsibility looming ominously overhead.’
    • ‘This is a day of good tidings, and Montserratians, including this Chief Minister, can be forgiven for luxuriating in this occasion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We simply savoured and luxuriated in delight at the return of our normal peaceable existence.’
    • ‘It's pleasant enough, and I'm luxuriating in it while it lasts.’
    • ‘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.’
    revel, bask, delight, take pleasure, wallow, indulge oneself, enjoy, relish, savour, appreciate, lap up
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Early 17th century: from Latin luxuriat- ‘grown in abundance’, from the verb luxuriare.