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ripple effect

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a situation in which one event produces effects which spread and produce further effects: The bank crash has had a ripple effect on the whole community.
Translations of “ripple effect”
in Chinese (Traditional) 連鎖反應…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连锁反应…
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