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fallout

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noun fall·out \ˈfȯl-ˌau̇t\

Simple Definition of fallout

  • : the radioactive particles that are produced by a nuclear explosion and that fall through the atmosphere

  • : a bad effect or result of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fallout

  1. 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. 2 :  a secondary and often lingering effect, result, or set of consequences <have to take a position and accept the political fallout — Andy Logan>

Examples of fallout in a sentence

  1. concerned about the possible political fallout from the scandal



1949

First Known Use of fallout

1949



FALLOUT Defined for Kids

fallout

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noun fall·out \ˈfȯl-ˌau̇t\

Definition of fallout for Students

  1. 1 :  the usually radioactive particles falling through the atmosphere as a result of a nuclear explosion

  2. 2 :  the bad result of something <He suffered the fallout from his poor decision.>




Medical Dictionary

fallout

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noun fall·out \ˈfȯ-ˌlau̇t\

Medical Definition of fallout

  1. 1:  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

  2. 2:  descent (as of fallout) through the atmosphere





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