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[pohst-wawr] /ˈpoʊstˈwɔr/
of, relating to, or characteristic of a period following a war:
postwar problems; postwar removal of rationing.
Origin of postwar
1905-10; post- + war1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They took me out to her apartment on the seventh floor of one of those temporary-looking postwar buildings.
  • In the postwar period, the average expansion has been about five years long.
  • The rub was that this postwar agreement gave other countries the right to exchange their stashes of dollars for gold.
  • The ideals of postwar humanity, however, have not been entirely forgotten.
  • But other indices suggest that the postwar escalator has not been moving for quite a while.
  • The postwar record world is coming in on the wings of an old-fashioned hymn sing.
  • Buoyed by such successes, in the postwar years surgeons made rapid advances in heart treatments.
  • Both fishing and farming underwent enormous expansions in the postwar era, helping to feed an exploding global population.
  • In the postwar period the city did not experience significant investments.
  • In the postwar south, many former slaves remained as farmers.
Word Origin and History for postwar

also post-war, 1906, in reference to the U.S. Civil War, a hybrid from post- + war (n.). Cf. post-bellum.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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