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aftershock

noun [C]  us   /ˈæf·tərˌʃɑk/
a sudden movement of the earth’s surface that often follows an earthquake and is less violent than the first main movement: fig. There's going to be a real aftershock (= powerful effect) if the party loses another election.
Translations of “aftershock”
in Chinese (Traditional) (地震後的)餘震…
in Chinese (Simplified) (地震后的)余震…
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