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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.]
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]
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.
Past participle: levitated
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|Verb||1.||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"
|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"