Definition of levitate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

levitate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈlevɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevɪteɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they levitate
BrE BrE//ˈlevɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevɪteɪt//
 
he / she / it levitates
BrE BrE//ˈlevɪteɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevɪteɪts//
 
past simple levitated
BrE BrE//ˈlevɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevɪteɪtɪd//
 
past participle levitated
BrE BrE//ˈlevɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevɪteɪtɪd//
 
-ing form levitating
BrE BrE//ˈlevɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] levitate (something) to rise and float in the air with no physical support, especially by means of magic or by using special mental powers; to make something rise in this way Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Latin levis ‘light’, on the pattern of gravitate.
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