rain-out

rainout

[reyn-out]
noun
1.
a contest, performance, or the like, that has been rained out.
2.
Also called washout. the removal of radioactive particles or other foreign substances from the atmosphere by precipitation.
Also, rain-out.
Compare fallout.


Origin:
1945–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase rain out

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rainout (ˈreɪnˌaʊt)
 
n
radioactive fallout or atmospheric pollution carried to the earth by rain

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