afterglow

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From after- +‎ glow

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afterglow (plural afterglows)

  1. the glow seen in the sky after sunset
  2. the light emitted by an incandescent object while cooling
  3. the light emitted by a phosphor after excitation
  4. (sex, drugs) the mildly euphoric feeling experienced after a pleasurable experience, especially after an orgasm or drug-induced high.
  5. an afterparty

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