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wish fulfillment

n.
1. Gratification of a desire.
2. In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, need, or impulse through a dream, fantasy, or other exercise of the imagination.

wish′ fulfill`ment


n.
the drive to free oneself from tension caused by a suppressed desire, esp. by symbolizing the desire in dreams, slips of the tongue, etc.
[1905–10]
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