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aftereffect

aftereffect

noun af·ter·ef·fect \ˈaf-tər-ə-ˌfekt\

: an effect that occurs after time has passed

Full Definition of AFTEREFFECT

:  an effect that follows its cause after an interval

Examples of AFTEREFFECT

  1. <in the U.S. slavery was abolished in 1865, but its aftereffects remained keenly felt long afterwards>

First Known Use of AFTEREFFECT

1659

aftereffect

noun af·ter·ef·fect \ˈaf-tə-ri-ˌfekt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AFTEREFFECT

1
:  an effect that follows its cause after an interval <the aftereffects of surgery>
2
:  a secondary result especially in the action of a drug coming on after the subsidence of the first effect

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