aftershock

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noun af·ter·shock \-ˌshäk\

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


AFTERSHOCK Defined for English Language Learners

aftershock

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noun af·ter·shock \-ˌshäk\

Definition of aftershock for English Language Learners

  • : a smaller earthquake that occurs after a larger one


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