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postwar

[pohst-wawr] /ˈpoʊstˈwɔr/
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1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a period following a war:
postwar problems; postwar removal of rationing.
Origin of postwar
1905-1910
1905-10; post- + war1
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adj.

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

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