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aftermath

af·ter·math

aftermath

 
 
pronunciation:
aef tr maeth
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the result or consequence of an event.
The aftermath of the oil spill proved to be an environmental catastrophe.
synonyms:
by-product, consequence, effect, end, fallout, issue, outcome, repercussion, result
similar words:
backwash, development, fruit, offshoot, outgrowth, sequel, upshot
definition 2: the period following a disastrous event.
In the aftermath of the hurricane, much rebuilding was needed.
synonyms:
wake
similar words:
fallout
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