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English noun: fallout

1. fallout (substance) the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion

Synonymsradioactive dust

Broader (hypernym)dust

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

SamplesA strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal.

Synonymsside effect

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

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