levitate definition by Webster's New World
transitive verb levitated, levitating
to cause to rise and float in the air
Origin: ; 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
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- levitator noun
levitate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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: From Latin levis, light (on the model of gravitate); see levity.
- levˌi·taˈtion noun
- levˌi·taˈtion·al adjective
- levˈi·taˌtor noun