Meaning of FALLOUT in English

FALLOUT

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfȯl-ˌau̇t ]

noun

Date: 1949

1.

a. : the often radioactive particles stirred up by or resulting from a nuclear explosion and descending through the atmosphere ; also : other polluting particles (as volcanic ash) descending likewise

b. : descent (as of fallout) through the atmosphere

2. : a secondary and often lingering effect, result, or set of consequences

have to take a position and accept the political fallout — Andy Logan

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