Definition of luxuriate in US English:



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

    ‘she was luxuriating in a long bath’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I do feel that because males have been able to enjoy and even luxuriate in my largeness I could too.’
    • ‘And here was I, luxuriating in the charms of Nevis, one of the loveliest islands in the Caribbean, responsibility looming ominously overhead.’
    • ‘While there, I will be luxuriating in a full-sized bath.’
    • ‘Instead, it invites you to luxuriate in the familiar, to enjoy what you've enjoyed before.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's pleasant enough, and I'm luxuriating in it while it lasts.’
    • ‘We're luxuriating in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland's premier tourist attraction, an incredible outdoor pool heated by geothermals from the adjoining power station.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Hence Sydney Airport's owners are luxuriating in profit margins of some 80% while forever seeking new avenues for gouging.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We simply savoured and luxuriated in delight at the return of our normal peaceable existence.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Few things make you look so silly as luxuriating in a cart pulled by an elderly rickshaw in torn, worn-down slippers.’
    • ‘There one is entitled to enjoy it, luxuriate in it even, and then move on to another painting hanging next to it.’
    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.