[im-pak-tid] /ɪmˈpæk tɪd/
tightly or immovably wedged in.
Dentistry. noting a tooth so confined in its socket as to be incapable of normal eruption.
driven together; tightly packed.
densely populated or crowded; overcrowded:
an impacted school district.
[noun im-pakt; verb im-pakt] /noun ˈɪm pækt; verb ɪmˈpækt/
the striking of one thing against another; forceful contact; collision:
The impact of the colliding cars broke the windshield.
the impact of light on the eye.
the impact of Einstein on modern physics.
an impacting; forcible impinging:
the tremendous impact of the shot.
the force exerted by a new idea, concept, technology, or ideology:
the impact of the industrial revolution.
verb (used with object)
to drive or press closely or firmly into something; pack in.
to fill up; congest; throng:
A vast crowd impacted St. Peter’s Square.
to collide with; strike forcefully:
a rocket designed to impact the planet Mars.
to have an impact or effect on; influence; alter:
The decision may impact your whole career. The auto industry will be impacted by the new labor agreements.
verb (used without object)
to have impact or make contact forcefully:
The ball impacted against the bat with a loud noise.
to have an impact or effect:
Increased demand will impact on sales.
(of a tooth) unable to erupt, esp because of being wedged against another tooth below the gum
(of a fracture) having the jagged broken ends wedged into each other
the act of one body, object, etc, striking another; collision
the force with which one thing hits another or with which two objects collide
the impression made by an idea, cultural movement, social group, etc: the impact of the Renaissance on Medieval Europe
to drive or press (an object) firmly into (another object, thing, etc) or (of two objects) to be driven or pressed firmly together
to have an impact or strong effect (on)
c.1600, “press closely into something,” from Latin impactus, past participle of impingere “to push into, dash against, thrust at” (see impinge). Originally sense preserved in impacted teeth (1876). Sense of “strike forcefully against something” first recorded 1916. Figurative sense of “have a forceful effect on” is from 1935. Related: Impacting.
1781, “collision,” from impact (v.). Figurative sense of “forceful impression” is from 1817 (Coleridge).
impacted im·pact·ed (ĭm-pāk’tĭd)
- Impacted fracture
impacted fracture n. A bone fracture in which one of the fragments is driven into another fragment.
[im-pak-ter] /ɪmˈpæk tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. .
noun, Metalworking. 1. an extrusion process in which a slug of cold metal in a shallow die cavity is formed by the action of a rapidly moving punch that forces the metal through the die or back around the punch.
[im-pakt-fuh l] /ɪmˈpækt fəl/ adjective 1. having or manifesting a great impact or effect: After the senator’s impactful speech, her bill passed. /ˈɪmpæktfʊl/ adjective 1. having a powerful effect or making a strong impression: a thoughtful and impactful display of contemporary art adjective having a great impact or effect adj. 1968, from impact + -ful. […]