[syn: indulge, luxuriate]
3. thrive profusely or flourish extensively;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Luxuriate \Lux*u"ri*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Luxuriated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Luxuriating.] [L. luxuriatus, p. p. of
luxuriari, -are, to luxuriate. See Luxury.]
1. To grow exuberantly; to grow to superfluous abundance. "
Corn luxuriates in a better mold." --Burton.
2. To feed or live luxuriously; as, the herds luxuriate in
3. To indulge with unrestrained delight and freedom; as, to
luxuriate in description.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously [syn:
2: enjoy to excess; "She indulges in ice cream" [syn: indulge,
3: thrive profusely or flourish extensively
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "luxuriate":
appreciate, bask, bask in, bud, burgeon, burst forth, delight in,
eat up, enjoy, feast, fill, flood, flourish, gemmate, germinate,
grow, grow rank, have a ball, indulge, indulge in, know no bounds,
leaf, leaf out, leave, like, love, luxuriate in, overabound,
overbrim, overdo, overflow, overgrow, overindulge, overrun,
overspill, overspread, overswarm, pullulate, put forth,
put forth leaves, put out buds, relish, revel, revel in, riot,
roll, rollick, root, run riot, savor, shoot, shoot up, spill over,
sprout, sprout up, strike root, superabound, swarm, swim in,
take it easy, take root, teem, upspear, upsprout, vegetate,
wallow in, welter