Definition of afterburn in English:

afterburn

noun

  • 1A lingering burning sensation. In later use especially: a warm sensation in the mouth or throat caused by hot or spicy food or strong alcoholic drink.

  • 2Burning that takes place after some event; specifically combustion after the removal or cessation of a flame.

  • 3A temporary increase in a person's metabolic rate following a period of exercise.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. From after- + burn.

Pronunciation:

afterburn

/ˈaftəbəːn//ˈɑːftəbəːn/