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n. - Any adverse and unwanted secondary effect; The radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion.

Usage examples (36)
  • LEMON: Well, we often use the term fallout to mean repercussions or consequences, but in this story we mean fallout.
  • Another McCain fallout from the values summit - McCain forgot he voted to confirm three judges he said he would never nominate.
  • What's going to be, if any, the long-term fallout?
  • Will there be any long-term fallout, even short-term fallout? for more
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  • If the "fallout" (negative side effects of any action) from a bad business deal is bad enough, the partners might "fall out" (to break with someone as a result of a quarrel) with each other.
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