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English definition of “fallout”


noun [U] (NUCLEAR)    /ˈfɔːl.aʊt/ US  /ˈfɑːl-/
the radioactive dust in the air after a nuclear explosion: cancer deaths caused by fallout from weapons testingEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
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