Meaning of FALLOUT in English


[fall.out] n (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 ~ --Andy Logan"

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