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wish fulfillment

noun
1.
gratification of desires.
2.
Psychoanalysis. the drive to free oneself from tension caused by instinctual needs, as sex.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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wish fulfillment in Medicine

wish fulfillment n.
In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, a need, or an impulse through a dream or other exercise of the imagination.

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