also phan*ta*sy n, pl -sies : the power or process of creating esp. unrealistic or improbable mental images in response to psychological need <an object of > : also : a mental image or a series of mental images (as a daydream) so created <sexual fantasies of adolescence>
, also phantasy vb, -sied -sy*ing : FANTASIZE .
Similar sounding terms: fun·dus phantasy
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