fallout fallout  /ˈfɔ ˌlaʊt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion
  2. (n) any adverse and unwanted secondary effect

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • In the atomic age, March winds and April showers also bring fallouts from the thin upper air.

News

  1. Bridge collapse spurs Congress to examine infrastructure

    The fallout from the Skagit Bridge collapse will head to the nation's capital on Thursday when Sen. Patty Murray brings up the issue of the America's crumbling infrastructure.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KOMO Seattle

  2. BETHESDA REMAINS SILENT ON FALLOUT 4 - E3 VIP

    ?11 JUN 2013 You asked IGN if we could get an update on Fallout 4. Epic Fail incoming. To get your question answered on air, tweet @IGN with #E3Unlimited.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: IGN Guides

  3. Raw Social Media Score & Backstage Fallout

    - Embedded in the video below is this week’s Raw Backstage Fallout. This week’s episode features in-character interviews with Paul Heyman along with Curtis Axel, The Miz, and IC champion Wade Barrett.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Wrestling News Page

Quotes

  1. "The Rumsfeld memo makes it quite clear that one of the greatest concerns is the political fallout from changing course here in the United States," said Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations...
    on Dec 2, 2006 By: Joe Biden Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We are not standing on the brink of recession due to forces beyond our control," Obama said in excerpts of a speech at a General Motors plant in Janesville, Wis. "The fallout from the housing crisis that's cost jobs and wiped out savings was...
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: MLive.com

  3. "The economic fallout from this national credit crisis continues to drain state tax coffers, making it even more difficult to weather the continuation of frozen credit markets for any length of time," Schwarzenegger said, adding he supports a...
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Reuters

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