Learning English

Word: Levitate

Levitate (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

“Wouldn’t it be cool if you could power the bulb wirelessly and levitate it?” he asked. The result is Flyte, a low-power lightbulb that levitates and rotates in the air using a series of magnets and which is powered without touching the surface – through a system usually seen on high-end kitchen counters.

Source: www.theguardian.com

While the images are similar, the device is not the sort of holographic projector that allowed a shimmering Princess Leia to enlist Obi-Wan Kenobi’s help in Star Wars. Instead, it uses a 3D field of ultrasound waves to levitate a polystyrene bead and whip it around at high speed to trace shapes in the air.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Rise or cause to rise and hover in the air, typically by means of supposed magical powers

Synonyms

Drift, Float, Glide, Waft, Hover, Hang

Antonyms

Fall, Descend, Descent, Lower, Wane, Set

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Imagine a magician using an invisible lever to elevate someone – yes, levitate! Remember thus.

You can also remember this word by linking it with the word “Legerdemain” – this word refers to skilful use of one’s hands to perform conjuring tricks. You can check the word by clicking here.

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