[ lev-i-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌlɛv ɪˈteɪ ʃən /


the act or phenomenon of levitating.
the raising or rising of a body in air by supernatural means.

Nearby words

  1. levine, james,
  2. levirate,
  3. leviratic,
  4. levis,
  5. levitate,
  6. levite,
  7. leviter,
  8. levites,
  9. levitical,
  10. levitically

Origin of levitation

First recorded in 1660–70; levitate + -ion

Related formslev·i·ta·tion·al, adjectivelev·i·ta·tive, adjectiveself-lev·i·ta·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for levitation



1660s, noun of action from Latin levitas (see levitate) + -ion.

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