Postmortem - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpəʊstˈmɔːtem|  American pronunciation of the word postmortem
Brit.  |ˈpəʊstˈmɔːtem|  British pronunciation of the word postmortem


- discussion of an event after it has occurred (syn: post-mortem)
- an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease (syn: autopsy, necropsy, pm, post-mortem)


- after death or after an event
a postmortem examination to determine the cause of death
the postmortem discussion of the President's TV address

Extra examples

...postmortem tests on the brain tissue of people who had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease...

A postmortem showed that the man had been poisoned.

Party leaders are conducting a postmortem of the election to try to find out what went wrong.

A postmortem was ordered to try to ascertain the cause of death.

Word forms

singular: postmortem
plural: postmortems
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