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impactite

[im-pak-tahyt, im-pak-tahyt] /ɪmˈpæk taɪt, ˈɪm pækˌtaɪt/
noun
1.
a glassy or crystalline material composed of slag and meteoric materials, produced by the impact of a meteorite striking the earth.
Origin of impactite
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; impact + -ite1
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