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phantom limb

  

      n   the illusion that a limb still exists following its amputation, sometimes with pain (phantom limb pain)  
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phantom  
      n  
1   
a    an apparition or spectre  
b    (as modifier)  
a phantom army marching through the sky     
2    the visible representation of something abstract, esp. as appearing in a dream or hallucination  
phantoms of evil haunted his sleep     
3    something apparently unpleasant or horrific that has no material form  
4      (Med)      another name for       manikin       2b  
     (C13: from Old French fantosme, from Latin phantasma phantasm)  


phantom limb  
      n   the illusion that a limb still exists following its amputation, sometimes with pain (phantom limb pain)  
phantom pregnancy  
      n   the occurrence of signs of pregnancy, such as enlarged abdomen and absence of menstruation, when no embryo is present, due to hormonal imbalance,   (Also called)    false pregnancy     (Technical name)    pseudocyesis  
phantom withdrawal  
      n   the unauthorized removal of funds from a bank account using an automated teller machine  

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phantom

  
1    apparition, eidolon, ghost, phantasm, revenant, shade     (literary)   spectre, spirit, spook     (informal)   wraith  
2    chimera, figment, figment of the imagination, hallucination, illusion, vision  

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