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English definition of “fallout”


noun [U]  /ˈfɔlˌɑʊt/ us  

fallout noun [U] (EFFECT)

the unpleasant results or effects of an action or event: He blamed the political fallout from the scandal on the Republicans.

fallout noun [U] (DUST)

the radioactive dust in the air after a nuclear device explodes
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