af·​ter·​care ˈaf-tər-ˌker How to pronounce aftercare (audio)
: the care, treatment, help, or supervision given to persons discharged from an institution (such as a hospital)

Examples of aftercare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In regard to aftercare, experts advise avoiding exercise, scented lotions, and direct heat for up to 24 hours to prevent irritation. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Aug. 2023 After a successful top surgery, Dr. Keith recommended scar healing tape for aftercare, but Jadis soon realized that would not work for him. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2023 After Your Threesome Finally, Gigi Engle emphasizes the importance of a post-play plan and always making time for aftercare. Varuna Srinivasan, Allure, 29 July 2023 Plus, the right Botox aftercare skin care routine can enhance Botox’s effects. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 24 July 2023 Aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon Payman Danielpour shares that his go-to for aftercare is Immortelle Healthcare Group (, from $3,300), which has 12 rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Elycia Rubin, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 June 2023 How long a self-tanner lasts depends on several factors, including the formula and the aftercare. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 30 June 2023 Nevertheless, the drips have been touted by influencers and companies as critical aftercare. Justin Ray, Robb Report, 29 June 2023 Tattoo aftercare is one of the most important parts of the healing process, which can take anywhere from a month to a year, according to Small Shop Tattoo artist Zachary Robinson Bailey. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 22 June 2023 See More

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Word History


after- + care entry 1

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aftercare was in 1629

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“Aftercare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


af·​ter·​care -ˌke(ə)r, -ˌka(ə)r How to pronounce aftercare (audio)
: the care, treatment, help, or supervision given to persons discharged from an institution (as a hospital or prison)
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