from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The slow descent of minute particles of debris in the atmosphere following an explosion, especially the descent of radioactive debris after a nuclear explosion.
- noun The particles that descend in this fashion.
- noun An incidental result or side effect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion.
- noun the falling to the ground of radioactive particles lifted into the atmosphere by a nuclear explosion.
- noun an incidental or unexpected effect, especially one which is undesirable, consequent to an event or process; ; -- usually used only in the singular.
- noun (Med.), cant one selected from a group by some criterion.
- noun cant one who fails to maintain the same pace as and lags behind a group of which s/he is a member.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The event of small
airborneparticles falling to the ground in significant quantities as a result of major industrial activity, volcano eruption, sandstorm, nuclearexplosion, etc.
- noun The particles themselves.
- noun A negative
side effect; an undesirable or unexpected consequence.
- noun rare A declined offer in a sales transaction when acceptance was presumed.
- noun rare The person who declines such an offer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb leave (a barracks) in order to take a place in a military formation, or leave a military formation
- verb come as a logical consequence; follow logically
- verb have a breach in relations
- verb come to pass
- verb come off
- noun the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion
- noun any adverse and unwanted secondary effect
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