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Dictionary definition for: Impact

1. (n) the striking of one body against another

2. (v) press or wedge together; pack together

3. (n) a forceful consequence; a strong effect; "the book had an important impact on my thinking" "the book packs a wallop"

4. (v) have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"

5. (n) influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"

6. (n) the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"

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