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aftershock

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noun af·ter·shock \-ˌshäk\

Simple Definition of aftershock

  • : a smaller earthquake that occurs after a larger one

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aftershock

  1. 1 :  an aftereffect of a distressing or traumatic event

  2. 2 :  a minor shock following the main shock of an earthquake

Examples of aftershock in a sentence

  1. The first aftershock came just minutes after the earthquake.



1847

First Known Use of aftershock

1847


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