Examples from the Web for impaction
Constipation may be followed by impaction of the stomach or bowels.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
When the deformity resulting from impaction is slight, however, it is best to leave it, as it facilitates speedy and firm union.
If the impaction is not overcome, death by collapse or from peritonitis follows.
The results of this are a swollen, tympanitic abdomen and impaction of the bowels, but the general health may be very good.
In some cases there is impaction, and in others comminution of the fragments.
Word Origin and History for impaction
1739, from Latin impactionem (nominative impactio) "a striking against," noun of action from past participle stem of impingere (see impinge).