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English noun: side effect

1. side effect (state) a secondary and usually adverse effect of a drug or therapy


SamplesSevere headaches are one of the side effects of the drug.


Broader (hypernym)effect


Narrower (hyponym)black tongue, furry tongue, hairy tongue

2. side effect (phenomenon) any adverse and unwanted secondary effect


SamplesA strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal.


Synonymsfallout


Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot









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