aftermath, wake, backwash(noun)
the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
"the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
, or farmers' jargon: A second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season.
Hence; that which happens after, that which follows. Has a strongly negative connotation in most contexts, implying a preceding catastrophe.
In contrast to most projections of the aftermath of nuclear war, in this there is no rioting or looting.
a second moving; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season; rowen
Origin: [After + math. See Math.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
aft′ėr-math, n. a second mowing of grass in the same season. [See Mow, Meadow.]
The numerical value of aftermath in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of aftermath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The situation has deteriorated even further in the aftermath of December 30.
We all ducked for cover until the cloud passed and then started dealing with the aftermath.
In the aftermath of Brexit people want to wait and see and I'm happy to go with that for now.
We're past the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attack. And we can look at these issues more calmly.
I can't hold back my tears when I talk about Sadako and my experiences in the atomic bombing and aftermath.
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- Folge, Nachernte, NachwirkungGerman
- επακόλουθο, συνέπειαGreek
- consecuencias, resultadosSpanish
- jälkivaikutus, jälkiseurausFinnish
- séquelles, regainFrench
- utóhatás, következményHungarian
- հետագա զարգացումներ, հետևանքներArmenian
- покос, последствиеRussian
- ardından, sonrasındaTurkish
- hậu quảVietnamese
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