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1 A terrifying or extremely upsetting dream (1), or figuratively an event or experience resembling such a dream.

2 An evil spirit believed to torment and suffocate sleepers. See also nightmare disorder. [From night + Old English maere an evil spirit or incubus]

Subjects: Psychology.

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