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Definition of "aftermath" []

  • A consequence, especially of a disaster or misfortune: famine as an aftermath of drought. (noun)
  • A period of time following a disastrous event: in the aftermath of war. (noun)
  • A second growth or crop in the same season, as of grass after mowing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aftermath" in a sentence
  • "His coverage of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath is the reason he has lots of fans who watch his show, but actually he acts like a typical CNN talking head now!"
  • "The tragedy of the aftermath is almost constantly before me."
  • "You can buy a ticket for a fifteen minute ride but the ride aftermath is highly depressing."