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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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