Afterglow meaning

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The comfortable feeling following a pleasant experience.
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The atmospheric glow that remains for a short time after sunset.
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A lingering impression of past glory or success.
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The pleasant feeling one has after an enjoyable experience.
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The light emitted after removal of a source of energy, especially:
  • The glow of an incandescent metal as it cools.
  • The emission of light from a phosphor after removal of excitation.
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The glow remaining after a light has gone, as after sunset.
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The glow seen in the sky after sunset.
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The light emitted by an incandescent object while cooling.
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The light emitted by a phosphor after excitation.
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(sex, drugs) The mildly euphoric feeling experienced after a pleasurable experience, especially after an orgasm or drug-induced high.
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Origin of afterglow

  • From after- +‎ glow

    From Wiktionary