from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The atmospheric glow that remains for a short time after sunset.
  • n. The light emitted after removal of a source of energy, especially:
  • n. The glow of an incandescent metal as it cools.
  • n. The emission of light from a phosphor after removal of excitation.
  • n. The comfortable feeling following a pleasant experience.
  • n. A lingering impression of past glory or success.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the glow seen in the sky after sunset
  • n. the light emitted by an incandescent object while cooling
  • n. the light emitted by a phosphor after excitation
  • n. the mildly euphoric feeling experienced after a pleasurable experience, especially after an orgasm or drug-induced high.
  • n. an afterparty


From after- +‎ glow (Wiktionary)



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