HyperDic: fallout

English > 2 senses of the word fallout:
NOUNsubstancefallout, radioactive dustthe radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion
phenomenonfallout, side effectany adverse and unwanted secondary effect
fallout > pronunciation
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English > fallout: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningThe radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion.
Synonymradioactive dust
Broaderdustfine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
Spanishcaída, lluvia radioactiva
Catalanpluja radioactiva
English > fallout: 2 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningAny adverse and unwanted secondary effect.
Example"a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"
Synonymside effect
Broaderconsequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotA phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

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