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- The force or energy of a collision of two objects.
- The hatchet cut the wood on impact.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A forced impinging.
- His spine had an impingement; L4 and L5 made impact, which caused numbness in his leg.
- A significant or strong influence; an effect.
- His friend's opinon had an impact on his decision.
- Which concrete we use will have a tremendous impact on the building's statics.
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Third person singular
- To compress; to compact; to press or pack together.
- If fecal incontinence is caused by impacted stool in the rectum, the impaction must be removed.
- (proscribed) To influence; to affect; to have an impact on.
- I can make the changes, but it will impact the schedule.
- To collide or strike.
- When the hammer impacts the nail, it bends.
Some authorities object to the use of impact to mean "to influence; to affect; to have an impact on" or to mean "to collide or strike". Such usage seems to be an adaptation of the colloquial noun form of impact to use as a verb.
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