Definition of aftermath in English:


Syllabification: af·ter·math
Pronunciation: /ˈaftərˌmaTH


  • 1The consequences or aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event: food prices soared in the aftermath of the drought
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    • 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, aftereffects, consequences, effects, results, fruits; wake
  • 2 Farming New grass growing after mowing or harvest.
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    • 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 (sense 2): from after (as an adjective) + dialect math 'mowing', of Germanic origin; related to German Mahd.

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