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as in:  radioactive fallout

They built a fallout shelter after the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion
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  • They built a fallout shelter after the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • An airburst increases the area destroyed by a nuclear blast force and decreases local fallout.
  • When the authorities in Tallahassee suspected that the fallout from Jacksonville, carried by the east wind, would blanket the state capital, they ordered evacuation.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fallout [5]
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