daymare
noun Etymology: day + -mare (as in nightmare) Date: 1737 a nightmarish fantasy experienced while awake

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  • Daymare — Day mare (d[=a] m[^a]r ), n. [Day + mare incubus.] (Med.) A kind of incubus which occurs during wakefulness, attended by the peculiar pressure on the chest which characterizes nightmare. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • daymare —    Also known as ephialtes vigilantium. The term daymare is indebted to the Old English noun mare, which means hag or goblin. It is used to denote an episode of acute anxiety, distress, or terror occurring during a period of wakefulness, which is …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • daymare — A nightmare that is lived out in the light of day; a bad dream come true. His daymare about her turned out to be far worse than any nightmare he could dream up …   Dictionary of american slang

  • daymare — A nightmare that is lived out in the light of day; a bad dream come true. His daymare about her turned out to be far worse than any nightmare he could dream up …   Dictionary of american slang

  • daymare — /day mair /, n. 1. a distressing experience, similar to a bad dream, occurring while one is awake. 2. an acute anxiety attack. [1730 40; DAY + (NIGHT)MARE] * * * …   Universalium

  • daymare — noun A terrifying experience, having the characteristics of a nightmare, during wakefulness …   Wiktionary

  • daymare — day·mare dā .ma(ə)r, .me(ə)r n a nightmarish fantasy experienced while awake …   Medical dictionary

  • daymare — day•mare [[t]ˈdeɪˌmɛər[/t]] n. psi a distressing experience, similar to a bad dream, occurring while one is awake • Etymology: 1730–40; day+ (night) mare …   From formal English to slang

  • daymare — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: day (I) + mare (as in nightmare) : distress while awake like that experienced in nightmare …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jesu — Para otros usos de este término, véase Jesu (desambiguación). Jesu Actuación de Jesu en un concierto realizado en Münster el 3 de mayo de 2005. Datos generales …   Wikipedia Español

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