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aftermath

[af-ter-math, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌmæθ, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
something that results or follows from an event, especially one of a disastrous or unfortunate nature; consequence:
the aftermath of war; the aftermath of the flood.
2.
a new growth of grass following one or more mowings, which may be grazed, mowed, or plowed under.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; after + math a mowing, Old English mǣth; cognate with Old High German mād (German Mahd); akin to mow1
Synonyms
1. outcome, result, upshot.
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Examples for aftermath
  • Let's look again at the aftermath of the financial crisis.
  • The aftermath of housing bubbles also tends to be unhappy.
  • Search for old comrades and post tales and thoughts about that fateful day and its aftermath.
  • Maps and on-the-ground views reveal the aftermath and its extent.
  • There are two such moments that are especially memorable, and each occurred in the aftermath of a crisis.
  • The aftermath of the disaster was almost as chaotic.
  • The groups have experience with using online instruction in the aftermath of a disaster.
  • But rich countries are mercifully quick to make grand gestures in the immediate aftermath of awful calamities.
  • The health impacts of the aftermath of natural gas production remain largely unexplored.
  • So they built several sites that extensively detailed the crime and its aftermath.
British Dictionary definitions for aftermath

aftermath

/ˈɑːftəˌmɑːθ; -ˌmæθ/
noun
1.
signs or results of an event or occurrence considered collectively, esp of a catastrophe or disaster the aftermath of war
2.
(agriculture) a second mowing or crop of grass from land that has already yielded one crop earlier in the same year
Word Origin
C16: after + math a mowing, from Old English mæth
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Word Origin and History for aftermath
aftermath
1520s, originally a second crop of grass grown after the first had been harvested, from after + -math, a dialectal word, from O.E. mæð "mowing," from P.Gmc. *mæthan. Figurative sense is from mid-17c.
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