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English noun: aftermath

1. aftermath (phenomenon) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

SamplesThe aftermath of war.
In the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured.

Synonymsbackwash, wake

Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

2. aftermath (event) the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual


Broader (hypernym)final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination

Narrower (hyponym)comeupance, comeuppance, corollary, deserts, fruit, payoff, reward, sequella, train, wages

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