to cause to rise and float in the air
Origin of levitate; from Classical Latin levis, light by analogy with gravitate
to rise and float in the air because of, or as if because of, lightness and buoyancy
intr. & tr.v.lev·i·tat·ed, lev·i·tat·ing, lev·i·tates
To rise or cause to rise into the air and float in apparent defiance of gravity.
Origin of levitateFrom Latin levis, light (on the model of gravitate); see levity.
(third-person singular simple present levitates, present participle levitating, simple past and past participle levitated)