Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

phantom limb

noun

Definition of phantom limb

  1. :  an often painful sensation of the presence of a limb that has been amputated —called also phantom pain



1871

First Known Use of phantom limb

1871


Medical Dictionary

phantom limb

noun

Medical Definition of phantom limb

  1. :  an often painful sensation of the presence of a limb that has been amputated—called also phantom pain, phantom sensations




Learn More about phantom limb


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up phantom limb? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not forbidden by law

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

hiemal brumal vernal estival
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ