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LUXURIATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does luxuriate mean? 

LUXURIATE (verb)
  The verb LUXURIATE has 3 senses:

1. become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
2. enjoy to excess
3. thrive profusely or flourish extensively

  Familiarity information: LUXURIATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LUXURIATE (verb)


Sense 1luxuriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

luxuriate; wanton

Hypernyms (to "luxuriate" is one way to...):

consume; squander; ware; waste (spend extravagantly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2luxuriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enjoy to excess

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

luxuriate; indulge

Context example:

She indulges in ice cream

Hypernyms (to "luxuriate" is one way to...):

consume; deplete; eat; eat up; exhaust; run through; use up; wipe out (use up (resources or materials))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "luxuriate"):

surfeit (indulge (one's appetite) to satiety)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3luxuriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thrive profusely or flourish extensively

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "luxuriate" is one way to...):

boom; expand; flourish; get ahead; prosper; thrive (grow stronger)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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