become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
- enjoy to excess
- thrive abundantly or flourish extensively
- to develop exuberantly; to grow to superfluous variety.
- To give or live luxuriously; as, the herds luxuriate in pastures.
- To indulge with unrestrained pleasure and freedom; because, to luxuriate in description.
1620s, "to enjoy luxury," from Latin luxuriatus, previous participle of luxuriare "have to excess," figuratively "run riot, be dissolute, indulge to excess," from luxuria "excess, rankness, luxuriance" (identify deluxe). Relevant: Luxuriated; luxuriating.
(v. i.) To grow exuberantly; to cultivate to superfluous abundance.
- (v. i.) To feed or stay luxuriously; because, the herds luxuriate into the pastures.
- (v. i.) To indulge with unrestrained pleasure and freedom; because, to luxuriate in description.
Relieved from its load it does not, like other animals, seek the shade, even when that is to be found, but prefers to kneel beside its burden in the broad glare of the sun, seeming to luxuriate in the burning sand.