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falloutnoun [U]

us   /ˈfɔlˌɑʊt/
  • 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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"fallout" in Business English

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falloutnoun [S]

uk   /ˈfɔːlaʊt/ us  
the bad things that happen after a particular event: The fallout from the banking crisis has been global.
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