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Luxuriate

verb
(past & past part. luxuriated; pres. part. luxuriating)
1.
Become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously.  Synonym: wanton.
2.
Enjoy to excess.  Synonym: indulge.
3.
Thrive profusely or flourish extensively.






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"Luxuriate" Quotes from Famous Books



... Alps surround it from Monte Maggiore, and the Liburnian Karst to the Velebits. In this district hedges of bay flourish, and in the Villa Angiolina park may be seen many varieties of trees in blossom or fruit, which luxuriate in the sheltered situation. The view from the harbour at Fiume in the afternoon is delightful, the mass of Monte Syss on Cherso guarding the entrance to the Quarnero on one side, while the many spurs of the Monte Maggiore range ...
— The Shores of the Adriatic - The Austrian Side, The Kuestenlande, Istria, and Dalmatia • F. Hamilton Jackson

... clear, well-matched colors, of harmonious proportions, of the cut which makes everything cling like a bather's sleeve where a natural outline is to be kept, and ruffle itself up like the hackle of a pitted fighting-cock where art has a right to luxuriate in silken exuberance. How this citybred and city-dressed girl came to be in Rockland Mr. Bernard did not know, but he knew at any rate that she was his next neighbor and entitled to his courtesies. She was handsome, too, when he came ...
— Elsie Venner • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... creatures, and swelled their infamous hoards by plundering and robbing all those who came within the vortex of their rapacity. He was also sneered at and thwarted, by those creatures in office, those caitiffs "dressed in a little brief authority," who luxuriate in the misery of the captive, and whose greatest bliss appears to be derived from persecuting and inflicting torture upon those whose misfortune it is to be placed in their power. But his reward is the approbation of the wise, ...
— Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 2 • Henry Hunt



Words linked to "Luxuriate" :   wanton, waste, eat up, indulge, deplete, run through, luxuriant, luxuriation, eat, boom, thrive, consume, exhaust, wipe out, expand, luxury, surfeit, use up, ware, squander, flourish



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