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phantasmal

[ fan-taz-muhl ]
/ fænˈtæz məl /
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adjective
pertaining to or of the nature of a phantasm; unreal; illusory; spectral: phantasmal creatures of nightmare.
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Also phan·tas·mic, phan·tas·mi·cal, phan·tas·mat·ic [fan-taz-mat-ik], /ˌfæn tæzˈmæt ɪk/, phan·tas·mat·i·cal.

Origin of phantasmal

First recorded in 1805–15; phantasm + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM phantasmal

phan·tas·mal·i·ty, nounphan·tas·mal·ly, phan·tas·mi·cal·ly, phan·tas·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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