Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Subsequent to death: as, a post-mortem examination of the body; post-mortem changes.
  • noun A post-mortem examination; an examination of the body after death; an autopsy. Also post-obit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective After death.
  • adjective (Med.) an examination of the body made after the death of the patient; an autopsy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of post mortem.

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

  • noun discussion of an event after it has occurred
  • noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
  • adjective after death or after an event
  • noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
  • adjective occurring or done after death
  • noun discussion of an event after it has occurred

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Examples

  • When the pig had wheezed its last breath, one man singed off its hair with a blowtorch, another gave it what I can only describe as a post-mortem enema, and its owner, a middle-aged man with a thick mustache, began to butcher it.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "We believe all three dogs were involved in the attack, but they have to have a necropsy done" to determine that as part of the investigation, Officer Schneider said, referring to a post-mortem examination of the dogs.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • When the pig had wheezed its last breath, one man singed off its hair with a blowtorch, another gave it what I can only describe as a post-mortem enema, and its owner, a middle-aged man with a thick mustache, began to butcher it.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "We believe all three dogs were involved in the attack, but they have to have a necropsy done" to determine that as part of the investigation, Officer Schneider said, referring to a post-mortem examination of the dogs.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The post-mortem was that it was that it was a little too much.

    Dancing's Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Brandy and I Get Along "Wonderfully"

  • "I am aware of reports suggesting this death is the result of a suspected drugs overdose, but would like to re-emphasize that no post-mortem has yet been done and that it would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death," Metropolitan Police Superintendent Raj Kohli said.

    Amy Winehouse's Cause of Death Unknown; Autopsy to be Performed Monday

  • (My apologies to the true believers who would claim that Jesus, being God, was destined to the "post-mortem" greatness he achieved).

    Tolstoy, Hayek, and David Brooks, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The final essential in any 50-over England team, where the captain is still required to affect an air of teeth-gritting enthusiasm, conducting his resentful post-mortem TV interviews with all the unaffected ease of Prince Charles in jeans and a blazer being forced to clap along on a balcony to Duran Duran.

    Five-pint all-day bloatathon will never be England's cup of tea | Barney Ronay

  • Tastefully done, just so long as there's not a series of Rick Rubin-produced Ted Stevens post-mortem albums in the works.

    HUFFPOST HILL OCTOBER 15TH, 2010

  • Tastefully done, just so long as there's not a series of Rick Rubin-produced Ted Stevens post-mortem albums in the works.

    HUFFPOST HILL OCTOBER 15TH, 2010

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