Meaning of FALLOUT in English


[noun] [U] - the radioactive dust in the air after a nuclear explosionFallout from the Chernobyl accident caused contamination thousands of kilometres away from the site of the explosion.Experts say that the number of cancer deaths caused by the fallout from weapons testing could rise to 2.4 million over the next few centuries.Fallout is also the unpleasant results or effects of an action or event.The political fallout of the revelations has been immense.His fortune will largely depend on the legal fallout from the scandal in New York.A fallout shelter is a strong building, usually under the ground, intended to keep people safe from the dust in the air after a nuclear explosion.

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