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lev·i·tate

 (lĕv′ĭ-tāt′)
intr. & tr.v. lev·i·tat·ed, lev·i·tat·ing, lev·i·tates
To rise or cause to rise into the air and float in apparent defiance of gravity.

[From Latin levis, light (on the model of gravitate); see levity.]

lev′i·ta′tion n.
lev′i·ta′tion·al adj.
lev′i·ta′tor n.

levitation

the process of rising or being raised in the air.
See also: Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.levitation - the phenomenon of a person or thing rising into the air by apparently supernatural meanslevitation - the phenomenon of a person or thing rising into the air by apparently supernatural means
phenomenon - any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
2.levitation - movement upward in virtue of lightness
change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of something
gravitation - movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction; "irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps"
3.levitation - the act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means
ascending, rise, ascent, ascension - the act of changing location in an upward direction
Translations
levitacevznášenívznášení se
levitation
Levitation
leijutuslevitaatio
felemelkedéslebegéslevitáció
levitáciavznášanie

levitation

[ˌlevɪˈteɪʃən] Nlevitación f

levitation

[ˌlɛvɪˈteɪʃən] nlévitation f

levitation

nLevitation f, → freies Schweben
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