Meaning of fallout
Pronunciation: (fôl'out"), [key]
- 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 explosionsCf. rainout.
- the particles themselves. Cf. rainout.
- an unexpected or incidental effect, outcome, or product: the psychological fallout of being obese.
- effects; results: emotional fallout from a divorce.
- fallout (Thesaurus)