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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Luxurious


LUXU'RIOUS, adjective [Latin luxuriosus, from luxo, to loosen; luxor, to riot.]

1. Voluptuous; indulging freely or excessively in the pleasures of the table, the gratification of appetite, or in rich and expensive dress and equipage; as a luxurious life; luxurious cities.

2. Administering to luxury; contributing to free or extravagant indulgence in diet, dress and equipage; as luxurious wealth.

3. Furnished with luxuries; as a luxurious table.

4. Softening by pleasure, or free indulgence in luxury; as luxurious ease.

5. Lustful; libidinous; given to the gratification of lust; as a luxurious bed.

6. Luxuriant; exuberant.

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Luxurious by restraint. [Not used.]