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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


  1. Enjoy luxury.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for luxuriate

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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 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 previewDictionary of Volapük (1889)

Volapük-English, English-Volapük by Marshall William Wood

Luxuriate. Lutheranism : Interim. Luxuriance: Iuxamlof. ! Luxuriant : luxamlik. Luxuriate, to : Iuxamon.

Google previewA dictionary of daily blunders, by the author of 'A handy book of synonyms'. [With] A handy book of common English synonyms [and] A handy classical dictionary. [3 pt. Issued together in a publisher's casing with the general title Handbook for writers and readers]. (1880)

by Thomas Preston (lexicographer.)

Revel, feast, carouse, luxuriate, banquet, wallow. Revenge, vengeance, retaliation, requital, retribution. Revengeful, unforgiving, spiteful, resentful, vindictive. Revenue, produce, income, fruits, proceeds, wealth. Reverence, s. honour, respect, ...

Google previewThe Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary (1883)

by John Ogilvie

See LUXURIATE. ] 1. Exuberant in growth ; abundant; as, a luxuriant growth of graft*.— £ Exuberant in plenty; •uperfluuua in abundance. rVane the iatscmrumt. the uncouth refine, ...

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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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