aftermath

The aftermath of a car crash might include a broken fender, a sprained rib, and a lecture from a police officer. The consequences of an unpleasant event make up its aftermath.

The math in aftermath does not refer to adding or subtracting numbers, rather it is related to a Germanic word for mowing, or harvest. If you have been mowed down by a class of excited first graders, the aftermath might be a bruised knee, a headache from all of the squealing, and red face from embarrassment.

Definitions of aftermath
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n the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

“the aftermath of war”
Synonyms:
backwash, wake
Type of:
consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

n the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

Synonyms:
consequence
Types:
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corollary
a practical consequence that follows naturally
comeupance, comeuppance, deserts
an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
fruit
the consequence of some effort or action
sequella
a secondary consequence
train
a series of consequences wrought by an event
payoff, reward, wages
a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
Type of:
final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination
something that results

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