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To ‘levitate’ is to ascend and hang or hover in the air without any physical support in seeming defiance of gravity. The word is most commonly used in relation to something magical and supernatural, or a clever effect or trick that gives the effect of levitation.
The skill and fleetness of foot demonstrated by the ballet dancer made it seem as if she were about to levitate above the stage at times.
The way the architect designed the building made it appear as though it were levitating. It really catches the eye.
Levitation is not possible for humans, but the magician’s trick made it seem as if he was hovering in mid-air!