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Definition of the verb luxuriate

What does luxuriate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: luxuriated | luxuriating | luxuriates

  1. become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
  2. enjoy to excess
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Cause] [Verb] by [Experiencer]The beauty of the Grand Canyon has been marveled over by countless tourists
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb]I will suffer
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] in [Cause]I delighted in such pleasant pursuits

      Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): bask, delight, exult, glory, rejoice, revel, wallow.

    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonym of luxuriate: indulge
    • more generic terms: consume / deplete / eat / eat up / exhaust / run through / use up / wipe out = use up
    • more specific word: surfeit = indulge (one's appetite) to satiety
  3. thrive profusely or flourish extensively

Alternative definition of the verb luxuriate

verb

  1. Enjoy luxury.

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Google previewThe Riviera (1885)

by Hugh Macmillan

The orange and the lemon do not thrive here, and the only southern tree that seems to luxuriate is the olive, which in this place attains its highest perfection, and clothes every available spot in the greatest abundance. The name of Porto ...

Google previewGRE Prep Course (2003)

With Software by Jeff Kolby, Scott Thornburg

Similarly, LUXURIATE means to thoroughly ENJOY something. The answer is (C). 10. To APOLOGIZE is an act of a PENITENT person.

Google previewThe Miscellaneous Writings of Lord Macaulay: Contributions to the Edinburgh review. Contributions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Miscellaneous poems, inscriptions, etc (1860)

by Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay

The people, having no constitutional means of checking even the most flagitious misgovernment, were indemnified for oppression by being suffered to luxuriate in anarchical speculation, and to deny or ridicule every principle on which the ...

Google previewContributions to the Edinburgh review. Contributions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Miscellaneous poems, inscriptions, etc (1860)

by Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay

The people, having no constitutional means of checking even the most flagitious misgovernment, were indemnified for oppression by being suffered to luxuriate in anarchical speculation, and to deny or ridicule every principle on which the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1903)

Locally, the germs luxuriate in the natural lumen of the genital canal, causing local inflammations and general septic ...

Google previewThe Ladies' Lexicon and Parlour Companion (1870)

Containing Nearly Every Word in the English Language and Exhibiting the Plurals of Nouns and the Participles of Verbs ... Adapted to the Use of ... Schools by William Grimshaw

luxuriate; pr. par. luxuriating, past, ...

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Quotes about luxuriate

We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate. (Henry Miller)
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Scrabble value of L1U1X8U1R1I1A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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