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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for aftertaste

aftertaste
[ ăftər-tāst′ ]

n.
A taste persisting in the mouth after the substance that caused it is no longer present.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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