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Noun: impact  'im,pakt
  1. The striking of one body against another
     
  2. A forceful consequence; a strong effect
    "the book had an important impact on my thinking";
    - wallop
     
  3. Influencing strongly
    "they resented the impact of American values on European culture";
    - impingement, encroachment
     
  4. The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    "the armies met in the impact of battle";
    - shock
Verb: impact  'im,pakt
  1. Press or wedge together; pack together
     
  2. Have an effect upon
    "Will the new rules impact me?";
    - affect, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
     
  3. Come into sudden contact with
    - hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with

Derived forms: impacted, impacts, impacting

Type of: alter, change, combat, consequence, contact, effect, event, fight, fighting, force, impinging, influence, issue, modify, outcome, result, scrap, squeeze, striking, touch, upshot, wedge

Encyclopedia: Impact, TX