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Definition 1: any adverse and unwanted secondary effect - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where fallout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal

Synonyms for fallout in the sense of this definition

(fallout is a kind of ...) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

Definition 2: the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for fallout in the sense of this definition

(fallout is a kind of ...) fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air

"the furniture was covered with dust"

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