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levitate

[ lev-i-teyt ]
/ 藞l蓻v 瑟藢te瑟t /
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Definition of levitate

verb (used without object), lev路i路tat路ed, lev路i路tat路ing.
to rise or float in the air, especially as a result of a supernatural power that overcomes gravity.
verb (used with object), lev路i路tat路ed, lev路i路tat路ing.
to cause to rise or float in the air.
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Origin of levitate

1665鈥75; levit(y) + -ate1, modeled on gravitate

OTHER WORDS FROM levitate

lev路i路ta路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for levitate

levitate
/ (藞l蓻v瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb
to rise or cause to rise and float in the air, without visible agency, attributed, esp formerly, to supernatural causes
(tr) med to support (a patient) on a cushion of air in the treatment of severe burns

Derived forms of levitate

levitation, nounlevitator, noun

Word Origin for levitate

C17: from Latin levis light + -tate, as in gravitate
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