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English definition of “mirage”

mirage

noun [C]     /mɪˈrɑːʒ/
an image , produced by very hot air , of something that seems to be far away but does not really exist Hot and heatSultriness and humidity literary a hope or wish that has no chance of being achieved : Electoral victory is just a distant mirage.Unreal things and unreality
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