To luxuriate is to enjoy yourself extravagantly or to an extreme degree. Luxuriate can also mean to thrive, like a plant that grows wildly.

A luxury is something expensive and unnecessary, like eating at a fancy restaurant. To luxuriate is to enjoy yourself in a similar way, not necessarily by spending a lot, but by enjoying something to the fullest. Lying in the sun for hours is luxuriating. Reading in the bookstore for hours is luxuriating. Also, luxuriating is a type of prosperous growth. A banana tree that yields a lot of bananas is luxuriating: it's thriving and growing.

Definitions of luxuriate
  1. verb
    enjoy to excess
    synonyms: indulge
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    indulge (one's appetite) to satiety
    type of:
    consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out
    use up (resources or materials)
  2. verb
    become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
    synonyms: wanton
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    type of:
    consume, squander, ware, waste
    spend extravagantly
  3. verb
    thrive profusely or flourish extensively
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    type of:
    boom, expand, flourish, thrive
    grow vigorously
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