Definitions

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

  • n. A taste persisting in the mouth after the substance that caused it is no longer present.
  • n. A feeling that remains after an event or experience, especially one that was unpleasant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A taste of something that persists when it is no longer present.
  • n. The persistence of the taste of something no longer present.
  • n. Of wine, finish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A taste which remains in the mouth after eating or drinking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gustatory sensation which persists after the stimulus that originally excited it has ceased to act.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an afterimage of a taste

Etymologies

From after + taste (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs, or is it some kind of bonus?
    (Neil Gaiman)

    March 13, 2008