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afterpain

[ af-ter-peyn, ahf- ]
/ ˈæf tərˌpeɪn, ˈɑf- /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
pain due to continuing contractions of the uterus following childbirth.
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Origin of afterpain

First recorded in 1550–60; after + pain
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