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night•mare



Pronunciation: (nīt'mâr"), [key]
n.
1. a terrifying dream in which the dreamer experiences feelings of helplessness, extreme anxiety, sorrow, etc.
2. a condition, thought, or experience suggestive of a nightmare: the nightmare of his years in prison.
3. (formerly) a monster or evil spirit believed to oppress persons during sleep.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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