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fallout

noun [U] uk   /ˈfɔːl.aʊt/ us    /ˈfɑːl-/

fallout noun [U] (NUCLEAR)

the radioactive dust in the air after a nuclear explosion: cancer deaths caused by fallout from weapons testing

fallout noun [U] (UNPLEASANT RESULT)

the unpleasant results or effects of an action or event: The political fallout of the revelations has been immense.
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