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  • n. The raising of something, such as a body, without apparent physical cause, allegedly using the power of the mind
  • n. The suspension of something via technical means without any mechanical support, such as by magnetism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lightness; buoyancy; act of making light.
  • n. The act or process of making buoyant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of making light; lightness; buoyancy.
  • n. Among Spiritualists, the alleged phenomenon of bodies heavier than air being by spiritual means rendered buoyant in the atmosphere.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the phenomenon of a person or thing rising into the air by apparently supernatural means
  • n. movement upward in virtue of lightness
  • n. the act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means

Etymologies

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From levitate (from Latin levitas ("lightness"), patterned in English on gravitate) +‎ -ation.

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