Impact

Definition of Impact

Im`pact´
v. t.1.To drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a place.
[imp. & p. p. Impacted; p. pr. & vb. n. Impacting.]
2.To affect or influence, especially in a significant or undesirable manner; as, budget cuts impacted the entire research program; the fish populations were adversely impacted by pollution.
3.To collide forcefully with; to strike.
n.1.Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated.
The quarrel, by that impact driven.
- Southey.
2.(Mech.) The single instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against another either in motion or at rest.

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