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afterglow

[af-ter-gloh, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌgloʊ, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
the glow frequently seen in the sky after sunset; afterlight.
2.
a second or secondary glow, as in heated metal before it ceases to become incandescent.
3.
the pleasant remembrance of a past experience, glory, etc.:
She basked in the afterglow of her stage triumph.
4.
phosphorescence (def 3).
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; after + glow
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British Dictionary definitions for after-glow

afterglow

/ˈɑːftəˌɡləʊ/
noun
1.
the glow left after a light has disappeared, such as that sometimes seen after sunset
2.
the glow of an incandescent metal after the source of heat has been removed
3.
(physics) luminescence persisting on the screen of a cathode-ray tube or in a gas-discharge tube after the power supply has been disconnected
4.
a trace, impression, etc, of past emotion, brilliance, etc
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Word Origin and History for after-glow

afterglow

n.

also after-glow, 1829, from after + glow (n.).

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