Meaning of after-effect in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɑːft(ə)rɪˌfɛkt/

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  • An effect that follows after the primary action of something.

    ‘he was suffering the after-effects of the drug’
    • ‘There are graphic depictions of needle-use and the after-effects of long-term drug use in this story.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the major customers are lost and the after-effects ripple throughout the company's supply chain.’
    • ‘Suffering from a hangover - the after-effects of too much alcohol - is such a common experience that there has been little research on it.’
    • ‘You may feel some of the after-effects of the trauma a few days or a few weeks from now.’
    • ‘None of these has any side effects on your baby and no after-effects on you, either.’
    • ‘The method has no after-effects but is recommended by doctors only after examining the patient carefully.’
    • ‘She said pupils take drugs at the weekend and are still suffering after-effects when they come back to school.’
    • ‘‘This time of year is stressful enough as it is, so imagine having to deal with the after-effects of a car break-in too,’ he said.’
    • ‘Such landslides are one of the after-effects of construction work carried out in violation of building regulations and regardless of any planning.’
    • ‘There were after-effects that nobody had anticipated.’
    • ‘This apparently made him take a resolve to raise awareness on diabetes and help people get proper treatment so that they do not suffer from its after-effects.’
    • ‘Minutes pass, and I don't seem to notice any after-effects.’
    • ‘Among the possible after-effects of meningitis are the amputation of fingers or toes and the danger of losing one's hearing.’
    • ‘She also said the after-effects of the virus could strike much later into life, sometimes decades after the attack.’
    • ‘Well, first I called my sister and had a long talk with her about the after-effects of the hurricanes.’
    • ‘The after-effects of the stroke included aphasia, a condition affecting the language centres of the brain.’
    • ‘He is still recovering from the after-effects of the condition.’
    • ‘He said he had never had any doubts about going through the transplant procedure, which had not caused him any after-effects.’
    • ‘Caffeine and alcohol give a temporary charge but have adverse after-effects.’
    • ‘The after-effects of such schemes are known to most of the victims through the media and other sources.’
    repercussion, aftermath, consequence, spin-off, sequel, follow-up, aftershock, trail, wake, offshoot
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