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lev·i·ta·tion

(lev'i-tā'shŭn),
Support of the patient on a cushion of air.
[L. levitas, lightness]

levitation

[lev′itā′shən]
Etymology: L, levitas, lightness, atus, process
(in psychiatry) a hallucinatory sensation of floating or rising in the air. levitate, v.

levitation

(lĕv″ī-tā′shŭn) [L. levitas, lightness]
The subjective sensation of rising in the air or moving through the air unsupported. It occurs in dreams, altered states of consciousness, and certain mental disorders.

levitation,

n in psychiatry, a hallucinatory sensation of rising or floating into the air.
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