aftereffect

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noun af·ter·ef·fect \ˈaf-tər-ə-ˌfekt\

Definition of aftereffect

  1. :  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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First Known Use of aftereffect

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AFTEREFFECT Defined for English Language Learners

aftereffect

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noun af·ter·ef·fect \ˈaf-tər-ə-ˌfekt\

Definition of aftereffect for English Language Learners

  • : an effect that occurs after time has passed


AFTEREFFECT Defined for Kids

aftereffect

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noun af·ter·ef·fect \ˈaf-tər-ə-ˌfekt\

Definition of aftereffect for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

aftereffect

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noun af·ter·ef·fect \ˈaf-tə-ri-ˌfekt\

Medical Definition of aftereffect

  1. 1:  an effect that follows its cause after an interval <the aftereffects of surgery>

  2. 2:  a secondary result especially in the action of a drug coming on after the subsidence of the first effect



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