aftermath


af·ter·math

noun \-ˌmath\

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

Full Definition of AFTERMATH

1
:  a second-growth crop —called also rowen
2
:  consequence, result <stricken with guilt as an aftermath of the accident>
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

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

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