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English adjective: postmortem

1. postmortem occurring or done after death

SamplesPostmortem changes.
A postmortem examination to determine cause of death.
Postmortal wounds.



2. postmortem after death or after an event

SamplesA postmortem examination to determine the cause of death.
The postmortem discussion of the President's TV address.



English noun: postmortem

1. postmortem (communication) discussion of an event after it has occurred


Broader (hypernym)discussion, give-and-take, word

2. postmortem (act) an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease

Synonymsautopsy, necropsy, PM, post-mortem, post-mortem examination, postmortem examination

Broader (hypernym)examination, scrutiny

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