aftertaste

[ af-ter-teyst, ahf- ]
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noun
  1. a taste remaining after the substance causing it is no longer in the mouth.

  2. the remaining sensation following an unpleasant experience, incident, etc.: the aftertaste of a bad marriage.

Origin of aftertaste

1
First recorded in 1820–30; after + taste

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aftertaste

/ (ˈɑːftəˌteɪst) /


noun
  1. a taste that lingers on after eating or drinking

  2. a lingering impression or sensation

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