Definition of Aftereffect

1. Noun. Any result that follows its cause after an interval.




2. Noun. A delayed effect of a drug or therapy. "The drug had unexpected aftereffects"
Generic synonyms: Effect

Definition of Aftereffect

1. Noun. Any delayed effect; an effect which is not immediately manifested. ¹

2. Noun. A term used for by recreational dextromethorphan users, meaning hung over. The period of time after a self-induced "high" has worn off, but there is still altered vision and awareness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aftereffect

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aftereffect

1. A physical, physiologic, psychologic, or emotional effect that continues after removal of the stimulus. See: flashback. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aftereffect

aftercooling
aftercourse
aftercourses
aftercrime
aftercrop
aftercurrent
afterdamp
afterdamps
afterdeal
afterdeals
afterdeck
afterdecks
afterdele
afterdischarge
afterdischarges
aftereffect (current term)
aftereffects
afteregg
aftereggs
aftereye
aftereyed
aftereyes
afterfeather
afterfeathers
afterfest
aftergame
aftergilding
afterglows

Literary usage of Aftereffect

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"REMOVED Exp. Number times aftereffect reported CONTACT Exp. Number times aftereffect reported "A total of 1080 experiments was performed. ..."

2. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"The phenomenon called the "temporary thermal aftereffect" has great significance for ... tQ is the time of the thermal aftereffect; and t is time. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"4nn., х!т., 1881. the after-effect exclusively only when it differs more from p than the first; in other cases both contribute to the aftereffect ; in no ..."

4. Mental Deficiency (amentia) by Alfred Frank Tredgold (1922)
"... sanguine, where the excitability is great and aftereffect small; phlegmatic, where the excitability is small and aftereffect small; and melancholic, ..."

5. Comparative Electro-physiology: A Physico-physiological Study by Jagadis Chandra Bose (1907)
"They also exhibit the positive aftereffect. With reference to the method of obtaining response by injuring one contact, commonly employed, it may be said ..."

6. Electricity, Electrometer Magnetism, and Electrolysis by George Chrystal, Napier Shaw (1894)
"‘ Wkd. Ass., xiv., 1881. the after-effect exclusively only when it differs more from p than the first ; in other cases both contribute to the aftereffect ..."

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