Fallout definitions

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Fallout is defined as the consequence or result of something, or radioactive particles from a nuclear explosion.

When you get a divorce and, as a result, your friends have to choose sides and you are lonely, these are examples of the fallout of the divorce.

When a nuclear bomb is dropped on a city, the radioactive particles that remain in the air are an example of the fallout.

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An incidental result or side effect.
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The slow descent of minute particles of debris in the atmosphere following an explosion, especially the descent of radioactive debris after a nuclear explosion.
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The particles that descend in this fashion.
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The descent to earth of radioactive particles, as after a nuclear explosion.
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These particles.
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The negative consequences of any action or decision.
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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.
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The particles themselves.

On 26 April 1986 the reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located in the Soviet Union near Pripyat in Ukraine exploded. Further explosions and the resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area.

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A negative side effect; an undesirable or unexpected consequence.

Psychological fallout in the shadow of terrorism, title of an article by Dr. Abraham Twerski, M.D. in .

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(rare) A declined offer in a sales transaction when acceptance was presumed.
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(rare) The person who declines such an offer.
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Origin of fallout

From the verb fall out; fall +‎ out