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wish fulfillment

noun

Definition of wish fulfillment

  1. :  the gratification of a desire especially symbolically (as in dreams, daydreams, or neurotic symptoms)



1908

First Known Use of wish fulfillment

1908


Medical Dictionary

wish fulfillment

noun wish ful·fill·ment \-mənt\

Medical Definition of wish fulfillment

  1. :  the gratification of a desire especially symbolically (as in dreams or fantasies)




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