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Meaning of hangover

hang•o•ver

Pronunciation: (hang'ō"vur), [key]
— n.
  1. the disagreeable physical aftereffects of drunkenness, such as a headache or stomach disorder, usually felt several hours after cessation of drinking.
  2. something remaining behind from a former period or state of affairs.
  3. any aftermath of or lingering effect from a distressing experience: the post-Watergate hangover in Washington.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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