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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: aftermath 'grass that grows after earlier grass has been cut' (16-19 centuries), from after + math 'mowing' (11-20 centuries) (from Old English mæth)

aftermath

noun
     
af‧ter‧math [singular]
the period of time after something such as a war, storm, or accident when people are still dealing with the results
aftermath of
the danger of disease in the aftermath of the earthquake

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