- 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.
Origin of impacted
- the striking of one thing against another; forceful contact; collision: The impact of the colliding cars broke the windshield.
- an impinging: the impact of light on the eye.
- influence; effect: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Origin of impact
Examples from the Web for impacted
Depending on what parts of the brain are impacted, the person can develop forms of dementia and personality changes.Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury
November 20, 2014
I think all of us who are impacted by it have been referencing it in one way or another for years in our work.‘Phineas and Ferb’ Pilot Disney’s Premier Voyage into ‘Star Wars’
July 25, 2014
McCain said he would not be impacted financially by being subject to a visa ban and asset freeze in the Russian Federation.Exclusive: Russia Will Sanction U.S. Senators
March 17, 2014
Nearly half of a solid 45 percent say the Internet has impacted their relationship.
Many of these people would have likely been participating in some other activity that impacted the local economy.The NFL’s Super Bowl Con: Hosting the Big Game Isn’t an Economic Score For Cities
January 30, 2014
Snow is hospitable-clean, impacted snow; restful and silent.
And once more Judge Witberg impacted his features on a fist and was sent to grass.The Night-Born
In figure 23 we have a similar fabric closely woven or impacted.Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States
William Henry Holmes
It will depend on the size of the calculus, on the point where impacted, and on the impressionability of the subject.
Fracture of an impacted calculus is not a merely fanciful expedient.
- (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, etcthe 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)
Word Origin and History for impacted
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).
- Wedged together at the broken ends. Used of a fractured bone.
- Placed in the alveolus in a manner prohibiting eruption into a normal position. Used of a tooth.
- Packed in or wedged in such a manner so as to fill or block an organ or a passage.