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Line breaks: after|math
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːftəmaθ
, ˈɑːftəmɑːθ

Definition of aftermath in English:


1The consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event: food prices soared in the aftermath of the drought
More example sentences
  • Counselling in the aftermath of traumatic events can worsen stress and hinder recovery.
  • In the aftermath of these two events, she went through a period of anorexia and terrible confusion.
  • European leaders made all the right noises in the aftermath of Tuesday's events.
repercussions, after-effects, by-product, fallout, backwash, trail, wake, corollary;
reverberations, consequences, effects, results, fruits;
informal follow-up
2 Farming New grass growing after mowing or harvest.
Example sentences
  • Proper use of slurry and fertilizer are essential to the recovery of silage aftermaths right now.
  • Grazing must take priority through the summer months, with the grazing rotations extended across second-cut aftermaths to compensate for slower growth as grass hits the mid-season trough.
  • In early August they commenced the grass harvesting operation on second cut aftermath, with fresh cut grass made available at both milkings to all cows.


late 15th century (in sense 2): from after (as an adjective) + dialect math 'mowing', of Germanic origin; related to German Mahd.

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