Pronunciation: (af'tur-glō", äf'-), [key]
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).
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