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levitation

[lev-i-tey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act or phenomenon of levitating.
  2. the raising or rising of a body in air by supernatural means.
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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

n.

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

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