|1.||[ noun ] the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)|
"the aftermath of war" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
|2.||[ noun ] the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller|
|Synonyms:||airstream race wash slipstream|
|3.||[ noun ] the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward|
"the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"