to rise or float in the air, especially as a result of a supernatural power that overcomes gravity.
to cause to rise or float in the air.
- lev·i·ta·tor, noun
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How to use levitate in a sentence
These two qualities open up a whole host of possibilities, including lossless power lines and electronic circuits, ultra-sensitive sensors, and incredibly powerful magnets that could be used to levitate trains or make super-efficient turbines.Scientists Just Achieved Room Temperature Superconductivity for the First Time | Edd Gent | October 19, 2020 | Singularity Hub
They could revolutionize the electric grid and enable levitating trains, among many other potential applications.Room-temperature superconductivity has been achieved for the first time | Niall Firth | October 14, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
In a container, liquid can be levitated over a layer of gas by shaking the container up and down.
Objects can float along the bottom of this levitated liquid.
Going bottom-up is no problem for a boat on the underside of a levitating liquid.
“I can levitate,” he says, and he tries to get up from the couch, but he cannot.
His body appears to levitate—his left foot is off the ground.
One family “watched as the heavy wooden bedroom dresser eerily began to levitate a few inches off the floor.”
Matilda wins through her intelligence and a blossoming superpower to levitate objects with her mind.‘Matilda’ Star Mara Wilson Reviews ‘Matilda the Musical’ | Ramin Setoodeh | April 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the 1990s, this person was huge in pop culture, invested with mythical and mystical powers, and able to make things levitate.When Celebrities Like Mila Kunis Talk Stocks, It’s Time to Get Out of the Market | Daniel Gross | March 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There were supposed to be men who could levitate—fly through the air at will.The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
They circled the Pentagon with hundreds of protestors and said a magic spell that was supposed to levitate it.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
My body seemed to be of ethereal substance, ready to levitate.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
My rat cannot levitate cheese-crumbs weighing more than 1.7 grams.The Leader | William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
It was not necessary, he found, to walk into a large bank and simply seemingly levitate the money out the front door.The Common Man | Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
British Dictionary definitions for levitate
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
- levitation, noun
- levitator, noun
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