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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.
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levitate

(ˈlɛvɪˌteɪt)
vb
1. to rise or cause to rise and float in the air, without visible agency, attributed, esp formerly, to supernatural causes
2. (Medicine) (tr) med to support (a patient) on a cushion of air in the treatment of severe burns
[C17: from Latin levis light + -tate, as in gravitate]
ˌleviˈtation n
ˈleviˌtator n
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lev•i•tate

(ˈlɛv ɪˌteɪt)

v. -tat•ed, -tat•ing. v.i.
1. to rise or float in the air, esp. as a result of a supernatural power.
v.t.
2. to cause to rise or float in the air.
[1665–75; levit (y) + -ate1, on the model of gravitate]
lev`i•ta′tion, n.
lev′i•ta`tor, n.
lev`i•ta′tion•al, adj.
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levitate


Past participle: levitated
Gerund: levitating

Imperative
levitate
levitate
Present
I levitate
you levitate
he/she/it levitates
we levitate
you levitate
they levitate
Preterite
I levitated
you levitated
he/she/it levitated
we levitated
you levitated
they levitated
Present Continuous
I am levitating
you are levitating
he/she/it is levitating
we are levitating
you are levitating
they are levitating
Present Perfect
I have levitated
you have levitated
he/she/it has levitated
we have levitated
you have levitated
they have levitated
Past Continuous
I was levitating
you were levitating
he/she/it was levitating
we were levitating
you were levitating
they were levitating
Past Perfect
I had levitated
you had levitated
he/she/it had levitated
we had levitated
you had levitated
they had levitated
Future
I will levitate
you will levitate
he/she/it will levitate
we will levitate
you will levitate
they will levitate
Future Perfect
I will have levitated
you will have levitated
he/she/it will have levitated
we will have levitated
you will have levitated
they will have levitated
Future Continuous
I will be levitating
you will be levitating
he/she/it will be levitating
we will be levitating
you will be levitating
they will be levitating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been levitating
you have been levitating
he/she/it has been levitating
we have been levitating
you have been levitating
they have been levitating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been levitating
you will have been levitating
he/she/it will have been levitating
we will have been levitating
you will have been levitating
they will have been levitating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been levitating
you had been levitating
he/she/it had been levitating
we had been levitating
you had been levitating
they had been levitating
Conditional
I would levitate
you would levitate
he/she/it would levitate
we would levitate
you would levitate
they would levitate
Past Conditional
I would have levitated
you would have levitated
he/she/it would have levitated
we would have levitated
you would have levitated
they would have levitated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.levitate - cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity; "The magician levitated the woman"
levitate, hover - be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity; "The guru claimed that he could levitate"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
2.levitate - be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity; "The guru claimed that he could levitate"
levitate - cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity; "The magician levitated the woman"
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Translations
levitovat

levitate

[ˈlevɪteɪt]
A. VTelevar por levitación
B. VIlevitar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

levitate

[ˈlɛvɪteɪt]
viléviter
vtfaire léviter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

levitate

vischweben
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levitate

[ˈlɛvɪˌteɪt] vilevitare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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