Definition of Fallout

1. Noun. The radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion.

Exact synonyms: Radioactive Dust
Generic synonyms: Dust

2. Noun. Any adverse and unwanted secondary effect. "A strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"
Exact synonyms: Side Effect
Generic synonyms: Consequence, Effect, Event, Issue, Outcome, Result, Upshot

Definition of Fallout

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The particles themselves. ¹

3. Noun. A negative side effect; an undesirable or unexpected consequence. ¹

4. Noun. (rare) A declined offer in a sales transaction when acceptance was presumed. ¹

5. Noun. (rare) The person who declines such an offer. ¹

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Definition of Fallout

1. radioactive debris resulting from a nuclear explosion [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fallout

fallings out
fallopian aqueduct
fallopian canal
fallopian hiatus
fallopian neuritis
fallopian pregnancy
fallopian tube
fallopian tube patency tests
fallopian tubes
fallout (current term)
fallout shelter
fallout shelters
fallow crop
fallow crops

Literary usage of Fallout

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1. Handbook of School-gymnastics of the Swedish System: With 100 Consecutive by Nils Posse (1892)
"Str. fallout st. (al b 2 A. ext. upw. 51. Bend fallout st. ... Yd. с fallout st. (cl d 2 A. rot. 67. Bend forw. ly. slow 2 A. ext. to Yd. d. 68. ..."

2. Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"APPLICATION OF PC/AS FOR fallout FROM ATMOSPHERIC WEAPONS TESTING This section presents a hypothetical example to illustrate the capabilities for ..."

3. Effects of Nuclear Earth-penetrator And Other Weapons by Nas (2005)
"5 fallout and Tools for Calculating Effects of Release of Hazardous Materials NUCLEAR BURSTS AND fallout OVERVIEW All nuclear bursts produce radioactive ..."

4. The Special Kinesiology of Educational Gymnastics by Nils Posse (1894)
"I Yd. c toe 4 st. hopg. j fallout 6 2 A. elev. forw. upw. ) Yd. a st. ... Yd. a fallout 62 A. flg. I Outside pommel vault. on horse. 1 Run. long jump. ..."

5. Gymnastic Exercises for Elementary Schools: Supplemented by Fancy Steps and by Harriet Edna Trask (1904)
"Left forward—fallout! Foot—replace! or, Position! The foot is placed forward three and ... A sideways fallout may be given as a lateral trunk exercise. ..."

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