levitation

noun

lev·​i·​ta·​tion ˌle-və-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce levitation (audio)
: the act or process of levitating
especially : the rising or lifting of a person or thing by means held to be supernatural
levitational adjective

Examples of levitation in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of levitation was in 1668

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“Levitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levitation. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

levitation

noun
lev·​i·​ta·​tion ˌlev-ə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce levitation (audio)
: the act or process of levitating
especially : the rising or lifting of a person or thing as if by magic

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