- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfæntəsi/, /ˈfæntəzi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfæntəsi/, [ˈfæntɪ̈si], [ˈfæɾ̃ɪ̈si]
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- That which comes from one's imagination.
- (literature) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and the supernatural, imaginary worlds and creatures, etc.
- A fantastical design.
- (slang) The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.
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- (literary, psychoanalysis) To fantasize (about).
2013, Mark J. Blechner, Hope and Mortality: Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV:
- Perhaps I would be able to help him recapture the well-being and emotional closeness he fantasied his brother had experienced with his parents prior to his birth.
- (obsolete) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Cavendish to this entry?)
1518, Thomas More; Robynson, transl., Utopia, published 1551:
- Which he doth most fantasy.