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aftermath

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noun af·ter·math \-ˌmath\

Simple Definition of aftermath

  • : the period of time after a bad and usually destructive event

Full Definition of aftermath

  1. 1 :  a second-growth crop —called also rowen

  2. 2 :  consequence, result <stricken with guilt as an aftermath of the accident>

  3. 3 :  the period immediately following a usually ruinous event <in the aftermath of the war>

Examples of aftermath

  1. <the surgery was successful, but she now had to deal with its aftermath: a huge bill>



Origin of aftermath

4after + math (mowing, crop)


First Known Use: 1523

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AFTERMATH Defined for Kids

aftermath

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noun af·ter·math \ˈaf-tər-ˌmath\

Definition of aftermath

  1. 1 :  a result or consequence <She felt tired as an aftermath of the long race.>

  2. 2 :  the period of time following a bad and usually destructive event <the aftermath of a hurricane>





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