Associations to the word «Fallout»


FALLOUT, noun. The event of small airborne particles falling to the ground in significant quantities as a result of major industrial activity, volcano eruption, sandstorm, nuclear explosion, etc.
FALLOUT, noun. The particles themselves.
FALLOUT, noun. A negative side effect; an undesirable or unexpected consequence.
FALLOUT, noun. (rare) A declined offer in a sales transaction when acceptance was presumed.
FALLOUT, noun. (rare) The person who declines such an offer.
FALLOUT SHELTER, noun. A thick-walled building, usually under the ground, built so that people can keep away from dust after a nuclear explosion.
FALLOUT SHELTERS, noun. Plural of fallout shelter

Dictionary definition

FALLOUT, noun. The radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion.
FALLOUT, noun. Any adverse and unwanted secondary effect; "a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal".

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