levitator

levitate

[lev-i-teyt]
verb (used without object), levitated, levitating.
1.
to rise or float in the air, especially as a result of a supernatural power that overcomes gravity.
verb (used with object), levitated, levitating.
2.
to cause to rise or float in the air.

Origin:
1665–75; levit(y) + -ate1, modeled on gravitate

levitator, noun
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levitate (ˈlɛvɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
1.  to rise or cause to rise and float in the air, without visible agency, attributed, esp formerly, to supernatural causes
2.  (tr) med to support (a patient) on a cushion of air in the treatment of severe burns
 
[C17: from Latin levis light + -tate, as in gravitate]
 
levi'tation
 
n
 
'levitator
 
n

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levitate
1670s, "to rise by virtue of lightness," from L. levitas "lightness," patterned in English on gravitate. Sense of "raise (a person) into the air" is mainly from spiritualism (1870s).
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