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

  • intransitive v. To take luxurious pleasure; indulge oneself.
  • intransitive v. To proliferate.
  • intransitive v. To grow profusely; thrive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To enjoy luxury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


Latin luxuriāre, luxuriāt-, to be luxuriant, from luxuria, luxury; see luxury.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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