Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the phenomenon of a person or thing rising into the air by apparently supernatural means
  • noun movement upward in virtue of lightness
  • noun 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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