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Levitate

Lev′i-tate

(lĕv′ĭ-tāt)
,
Verb.
I.
[L.
levitas
,
-atis
, lightness. See
Levity
.]
To rise, or tend to rise, as if lighter than the surrounding medium; to become buoyant; – opposed to
gravitate
.
Sir. J. Herschel.

Lev′i-tate

,
Verb.
T.
(Spiritualism)
To make buoyant; to cause to float in the air;
as, to
levitate
a table
.
[Cant]

Definition 2021


levitate

levitate

English

Verb

levitate (third-person singular simple present levitates, present participle levitating, simple past and past participle levitated)

  1. (transitive) To cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity.
    The magician levitated the woman.
  2. (intransitive) To be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity.
    The guru claimed that he could levitate.

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Translations


Italian

Verb

levitate

  1. second-person plural present of levitare
  2. second-person plural imperative of levitare

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Latin

Noun

levitāte

  1. ablative singular of levitās