The definition of an aftermath is the consequence of a situation, often one that is destructive.(noun)
An example of an aftermath is the flattening of buildings and destruction of infrastructure after an earthquake.
See aftermath in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: after + obs. math, cutting of grass < OE mæth < māwan, to mow, with -th suffix
See aftermath in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: + obsolete math, mowing (from Old English mǣth; see mē-4 in Indo-European roots).
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