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levitate

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)
 : 
lev=i=tate

CIDE DICTIONARY

levitatev. 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.  [1913 Webster]
levitatev. t. 
     To make buoyant; to cause to float in the air; as, to levitate a table.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

levitate, v.
1 intr. rise and float in the air (esp. with reference to spiritualism).
2 tr. cause to do this.

Derivative
levitation n. levitator n.
Etymology
L levis light, after GRAVITATE

THESAURUS

levitate

arise, ascend, boost, buoy up, cast up, come up, curl upwards, elevate, erect, escalate, float, go up, grow up, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, jerk up, knock up, lift, lift up, lob, loft, loom, mount, perk up, raise, raise up, rear, rear up, rise, rise up, set up, sky, spiral, spire, stand up, stick up, surge, swarm up, sweep up, throw up, tower, up, upbuoy, upcast, upgo, upgrow, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear, uprise, upspin, upstream, upsurge, upswarm, upthrow, upwind

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