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aftermath

noun [S]     /ˈɑːf.tə.mæθ/ /-mɑːθ/ US  /ˈæf.tɚ-/
the period that follows an unpleasant event or accident, and the effects that it causes: Many more people died in the aftermath of the explosion.Outcomes and consequences
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