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fallout

Etymology: AS, feallan, to fall, ut
the deposition of radioactive debris after a nuclear explosion. The waste products of an atmospheric explosion of an atomic bomb may travel thousands of miles in the atmosphere and be deposited over a large geographic area.

fallout

Settling of radioactive molecules from the atmosphere after their release into the air following an explosion or radiation accident.

fallout

the settling to the earth's surface of radioactive fission products from the atmosphere after a nuclear explosion.
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The beauty in all of the fall-outs is their brutal honesty.
Reclusive Bollywood actor Akshaye Khanna gets candid about taking short cuts, blogging and his fall-outs with co-stars.
Since then they've had persistent fall-outs but neither has had the money to leave the home they grew up in because they used any income they had to pay the lawyers.
From family pressures, to conserving their energies and to public fall-outs with their managers, the word international 'retirement' seems all to regular occurrence.
The Wales forward, who is 3-1 with Skybet to play his next competitive game for the club following his much-publicised fall-outs with manager Graeme Souness and captain Alan Shearer, has been given a further week off, along with those Magpies players who have been playing for their countries over the summer.
Shaikh Al-Ashaikh stated: "One of the fall-outs from extremism in understanding Islam is that some people call for jihad for the sake of God without justification .
His career is littered with fall-outs and there will come a point - and I think we are close - when football has had enough of him.
Sherwood said of his forward, who scored the winner to lift Spurs above Everton into fifth on Sunday, said: "He has had fall-outs with certain people.
26 ( ANI ): Paul Gascoigne, whose relationship with his former wife Sheryl has been marred by fall-outs in the past, was seen sharing an emotional time with her at Harrods in London.
No-one, of course, will be under more pressure to perform than Kevin Pietersen after the fall-outs of last summer, but he looks in good form with his ton last week even though he was out second ball yesterday.
Labour's problems in Glasgow are well documented but we see here that these fall-outs have been happening all across the country.
An open discussion can help avoid family fall-outs," she said.