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fall·out

 (fôl′out′)
n.
1.
a. The slow descent of minute particles of debris in the atmosphere following an explosion, especially the descent of radioactive debris after a nuclear explosion.
b. The particles that descend in this fashion.
2. An incidental result or side effect: "Other social trends also have psychiatric fallout, and the people who suffer can't afford treatment" (Martha Farnsworth Riche).

fallout

(ˈfɔːlˌaʊt)
n
1. (General Physics) the descent of solid material in the atmosphere onto the earth, esp of radioactive material following a nuclear explosion
2. (General Physics) any solid particles that so descend
3. informal side-effects; secondary consequences
vb (intr, adverb)
4. informal to quarrel or disagree
5. (intr) to happen or occur
6. (Military) military to leave a parade or disciplinary formation
sentence substitute
(Military) military the order to leave a parade or disciplinary formation

fall′out`

or fall′-out`,



n.
1. the settling to the ground of airborne particles ejected into the atmosphere from the earth by explosions, eruptions, forest fires, etc., esp. such settling from nuclear explosions.
2. the particles themselves.
3. an incidental effect, outcome, or product.
[1945–50]

fallout

The precipitation to Earth of radioactive particulate matter from a nuclear cloud; also applied to the particulate matter itself.

fallout

Radioactive matter which has fallen to Earth after a nuclear explosion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fallout - the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosionfallout - the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion
dust - fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust"
2.fallout - any adverse and unwanted secondary effect; "a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

fallout

noun consequences, results, effects, outcome, repercussions, upshot It is the political fallout of the riots which has preoccupied most of the British Press.
Translations
سَقْطٌ إشْعاعي
radioaktivní odpadspad
laskeumasivuvaikutus
radioaktív csapadék
ofanfall
rádioaktívny spad

fallout

[ˈfɔːlaʊt]
A. N
1. [of radioactivity] → lluvia f radiactiva
2. (fig) → consecuencias fpl, repercusiones fpl
B. CPD fallout shelter Nrefugio m atómico or nuclear

fallout

[ˈfɔːlaʊt] n
(after nuclear explosion)retombées fpl
radioactive fallout → retombées radioactives
(fig) (= consequences) [incident] → répercussions fpl; [scandal] → retombées fpl
the political fallout → les retombées politiques
in the fallout from sth → à la suite de qchfallout shelter nabri m antiatomique

fallout

nradioaktiver Niederschlag, Fallout m, → Fall-out m (spec); (fig)Auswirkungen pl (→ from +gen); fallout shelterAtomschutzbunker m

fallout

[ˈfɔːlˌaʊt] npioggia radioattiva (fig) (repercussions) → ripercussione f
fallout shelter → rifugio antiatomico

fall

(foːl) past tense fell (fel) : past participle ˈfallen verb
1. to go down from a higher level usually unintentionally. The apple fell from the tree; Her eye fell on an old book.
2. (often with over) to go down to the ground etc from an upright position, usually by accident. She fell (over).
3. to become lower or less. The temperature is falling.
4. to happen or occur. Easter falls early this year.
5. to enter a certain state or condition. She fell asleep; They fell in love.
6. (formal. only with it as subject) to come as one's duty etc: It falls to me to take care of the children.
noun
1. the act of falling. He had a fall.
2. (a quantity of) something that has fallen. a fall of snow.
3. capture or (political) defeat. the fall of Rome.
4. (American) the autumn. Leaves change colour in the fall.
falls noun plural
a waterfall. the Niagara Falls.
ˈfallout noun
radioactive dust from a nuclear explosion etc.
his/her etc face fell
he, she etc looked suddenly disappointed.
fall away
1. to become less in number. The crowd began to fall away.
2. to slope downwards. The ground fell away steeply.
fall back
to move back or stop moving forward.
fall back on
to use, or to go to for help, finally when everything else has been tried. Whatever happens you have your father's money to fall back on.
fall behind
1. to be slower than (someone else). Hurry up! You're falling behind (the others); He is falling behind in his schoolwork.
2. (with with) to become late in regular payment, letter-writing etc. Don't fall behind with the rent!
fall down (sometimes with on)
to fail (in). He's falling down on his job.
fall flat
(especially of jokes etc) to fail completely or to have no effect. Her joke fell flat.
fall for
1. to be deceived by (something). I made up a story to explain why I had not been at work and he fell for it.
2. to fall in love with (someone). He has fallen for your sister.
fall in with
1. to join with (someone) for company. On the way home we fell in with some friends.
2. to agree with (a plan, idea etc). They fell in with our suggestion.
fall off
to become smaller in number or amount. Audiences often fall off during the summer.
fall on/upon
to attack. The robbers fell on the old man and beat him; They fell hungrily upon the food.
fall out (sometimes with with)
to quarrel. I have fallen out with my sister.
fall short (often with of)
to be not enough or not good enough etc. The money we have falls short of what we need.
fall through
(of plans etc) to fail or come to nothing. Our plans fell through.

fallout

n. cenizas radioactivas.

fallout

n (nuclear) lluvia radiactiva
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