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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.


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

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