Im*pact" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impacted; p. pr. & vb. n. Impacting.] [L. impactus, p. p. of impingere to push, strike against. See Impinge.]

To drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a place.



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Im"pact (?), n.


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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