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. The mildly euphoric feeling experienced after a pleasurable experience, especially after an orgasm or drug-induced high.
  5. An afterparty. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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