postapocalyptic

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adjective post·apoc·a·lyp·tic \ ˌpōst-ə-ˌpä-kə-ˈlip-tik \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of postapocalyptic

:existing or occurring after a catastrophically destructive disaster or apocalypse
  • In a postapocalyptic world where nature has become just as violent as humanity …
  • —Gretchen Crowley
  • postapocalyptic films [=films that are set in a postapocalyptic world]

postapocalypse

play \ˌpōst-ə-ˈpä-kə-ˌlips\ noun
    • The postapocalypse has been trendy for a while, but of late, there seems to be a spate of tales of the end times, and we eat them up.
    • —Molly Eichel

First Known Use of postapocalyptic

1956


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