aftereffect

noun af·ter·ef·fect \ ˈaf-tər-ə-ˌfekt \
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

Definition of aftereffect

: an effect that follows its cause after an interval

Examples of aftereffect in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of aftereffect


AFTEREFFECT Defined for English Language Learners

aftereffect

Definition of aftereffect for English Language Learners

  • : an effect that occurs after time has passed


AFTEREFFECT Defined for Kids

aftereffect

noun af·ter·ef·fect \ ˈaf-tər-ə-ˌfekt \

Definition of aftereffect for Students

: an effect that follows its cause after some time has passed A bad headache is the only aftereffect of my accident.

Medical Dictionary

aftereffect

noun af·ter·ef·fect \ ˈaf-tə-ri-ˌfekt \

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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