impactive

[im-pak-tiv]

adjective

caused by impact: impactive pain.
compelling or impressive: He was deeply moved by the impactive force of the performance.

Nearby words

  1. impacted fracture,
  2. impacter,
  3. impactful,
  4. impaction,
  5. impactite,
  6. impair,
  7. impaired,
  8. impairment,
  9. impala,
  10. impale

Origin of impactive

First recorded in 1930–35; impact + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for impactive

impactive

adjective

of or relating to a physical impact
making a strong impression
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