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aftertaste

[ af-ter-teyst, ahf- ]
/ ˈæf tərˌteɪst, ˈɑf- /
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noun
a taste remaining after the substance causing it is no longer in the mouth.
the remaining sensation following an unpleasant experience, incident, etc.: the aftertaste of a bad marriage.
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Origin of aftertaste

First recorded in 1820–30; after + taste
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British Dictionary definitions for aftertaste

aftertaste
/ (ˈɑːftəˌteɪst) /

noun
a taste that lingers on after eating or drinking
a lingering impression or sensation
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Medical definitions for aftertaste

aftertaste
[ ăftər-tāst′ ]

n.
A taste persisting in the mouth after the substance that caused it is no longer present.
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