What does the word aftermath mean?

Usage examples for aftermath

  1. For always, deep within him, lay that impotent anger latent; always his ignorance of this man haunted him like the aftermath of an ugly dream. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  2. Well, the aftermath Was worse for me, not only by the talk, But in my mind who saw no gratitude In daughter or in mother for my deed. – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  3. Cateye crawled back into bed, shivering from the aftermath. – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman