afterglow definition

  • noun:
    • The atmospheric shine that stays for a few days after sunset.
    • The light emitted after removal of a source of energy, specifically:
    • The radiance of an incandescent steel whilst cools.
    • The emission of light from a phosphor after removal of excitation.
    • The comfortable feeling after a nice experience.
    • A lingering impression of previous glory or success.
    • the glow present in the sky after sunset
    • the light emitted by an incandescent object while cooling
    • the light emitted by a phosphor after excitation
    • the mildly euphoric feeling skilled after a satisfying experience, specifically after a climax or drug-induced large.
    • an afterparty

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