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phantomnoun [C]

us   /ˈfæn·təm/
something that appears or seems to exist but is not real or is imagined
A phantom is also a ghost.
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phantomnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfæn.təm/ us   /ˈfæn.t̬əm/
a spirit of a dead person believed by some to visit the living as a pale, almost transparent form of a person, animal, or other object
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phantomadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈfæn.təm/ us   /ˈfæn.t̬əm/
like a ghost: A phantom coach is said to pass through the grounds of this house when there's a full moon.humorous The phantom wine-drinker has been around (= an unknown person has been drinking the wine)!
used to describe something that you imagine exists or that appears to exist, although in fact it does not: Although she had to have her leg amputated, she still feels as though she's got a phantom limb. They discovered it was a phantom organization set up for the processing of drug profits.UK Although she grew bigger, she later discovered it was a phantom (US false) pregnancy.
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Translations of “phantom”
in Korean 유령…
in Arabic شَبح…
in Malaysian hantu…
in French fantôme…
in Russian призрак…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幽靈, 鬼魂…
in Italian fantasma…
in Turkish hayalet, hortlak…
in Polish zjawa, widmo, fantom…
in Spanish fantasma…
in Vietnamese bóng ma…
in Portuguese fantasma…
in Thai ผี…
in German die Erscheinung…
in Catalan fantasma…
in Japanese 幽霊, お化け…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幽灵, 鬼魂…
in Indonesian hantu…
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