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  • Rise or cause to rise and hover in the air, especially by means of supernatural or magical power.

    with object ‘he was focused on levitating the backpack’
    • ‘he seems to levitate about three inches off the ground’
    • ‘What else is summer good for but using all of one's magical powers to levitate out of the city for as long as the sober judges of one's conscience will allow?’
    • ‘Maybe I'll be able to levitate after my mental powers have fully developed.’
    • ‘Coral heads, reef sharks and parrot fish shimmer beneath a plane of water so translucent, that a dinghy moored there not so much floats as levitates.’
    • ‘As the performer lifted his hands back up, the cloth rose too, magically levitating in the air just like the carpet had before it.’
    • ‘When using jet-propulsion, a frogfish appears to levitate and drift along using its fins as stabilizers.’
    • ‘I make upward motion with my hands and our guest begins to levitate a mere 2 inches off the ground.’
    • ‘He levitated, soaring a few feet off the ground.’
    • ‘His feet are several inches from the ground, as if he were levitating like a saint or martyr ascending to heaven.’
    • ‘I came to my senses as I was still levitating just above my seat.’
    • ‘One of the journalists managed to take a photo of the daughter, Janet, apparently levitating.’
    • ‘They didn't make me levitate or anything like that.’
    • ‘Can they levitate and fly into the kitchen sink?’
    • ‘The protracted climax, to a faint wash of sound, is a tableau in which the motionless dancers slowly levitate.’
    • ‘You're not going to levitate or come out singing the way I do.’
    • ‘For over 30 years the Wizard has been promising to levitate and fly away.’
    • ‘Can anyone levitate, turn invisible, walk through walls, or remotely view a hidden object?’
    • ‘You must have seen illusion shows with magicians making people levitate.’
    • ‘He sent her a little wave and I swear she levitated off the ground.’
    • ‘He began to levitate in the air, his eyes getting redder by the second.’
    • ‘By some unseen force, he began to levitate into the air.’
    float, rise into the air, rise, hover, be suspended, glide, waft, drift, hang, defy gravity, fly, soar up
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/ˈlevəˌtāt/ /ˈlɛvəˌteɪt/


Late 17th century from Latin levis ‘light’, on the pattern of gravitate.