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Meaning of afterglow

af•ter•glow

Pronunciation: (af'tur-glō", äf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the glow frequently seen in the sky after sunset; afterlight.
  2. a second or secondary glow, as in heated metal before it ceases to become incandescent.
  3. the pleasant remembrance of a past experience, glory, etc.: She basked in the afterglow of her stage triumph.
  4. phosphorescence (def. 3).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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