levitation

[lev-i-tey-shuh n]

noun

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

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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