Definition of 'phantom'
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As many as 70 per cent of amputees report phantom pain in limbs that are no longer there and conventional painkillers are often ineffective. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As many as 70 per cent of amputees report phantom pain in limbs that are no longer there and conventional painkillers are often ineffective. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Because few investors have the courage to dismiss a phantom bid as a phantom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But there is a clue to how these phantom rings appear because they are often seen around sunrise. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We uncover the brain's role in processing pain and the strange phenomenon of phantom limbs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Not only could they see the phantom limb, but they could also feel it move. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A few nights earlier a phantom ship had been seen. Molly Keane's Ireland (1993)A large chunk of his being has become a phantom limb. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The phenomenon of phantom limb syndrome has offered particularly useful insights into the brain's role in the way that pain processes vary. Times, Sunday Times (2010)GHOST goals, phantom penalties and things that go bump in the afternoon. The Sun (2008)He is back in the Prem after awarding that phantom goal against Watford. The Sun (2008)And phantom goals are precious, we should quickly add, because so rare. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It will be interesting to see whether the phantom appears over the next few days, when mist and fog are unlikely to form in windy, warmer weather. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'phantom'
British English: phantom NOUN
A phantom is a ghost.
They vanished down the stairs like two phantoms.
British English: phantom ADJECTIVE
You use phantom to describe something which you think you experience but which is not real.
She was always taking days off for what her colleagues considered phantom illnesses.
Definition of phantom from the Collins English Dictionary
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