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From Latin impāctus, perfect passive participle of impingō (dash against, impinge).

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Singular
Impact

Plural
Impacts

Impact (plural Impacts)
  1. The force or energy of a collision of two objects.
    The hatchet cut the wood on impact.
  2. Patrono:Chiefly A forced impinging.
    His spine had an impingement; L4 and L5 made impact, which caused numbness in his leg.
  3. A significant or strong influence; an effect.
    His friend's opinion had an impact on his decision.
    Our choice of concrete will have a tremendous impact on the building's mechanical performance.

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Infinitive
to Impact

Third person singular
Impacts

Simple past
Impacted

Past participle
Impacted

Present participle
Impacting

to Impact (third-person singular simple present Impacts, present participle Impacting, simple past and past participle Impacted)
  1. (transitive) To compress; to compact; to press or pack together.
    If fecal incontinence is caused by impacted stool in the rectum, the impaction must be removed.
  2. (transitive, proscribed) To influence; to affect; to have an impact on.
    I can make the changes, but it will impact the schedule.
  3. (transitive) To collide or strike.
    When the hammer impacts the nail, it bends.

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Some authorities object to the use of impact to mean "to influence; to affect; to have an impact on" or to mean "to collide or strike". Such usage seems to be an adaptation of the colloquial noun form of impact to use as a verb.

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From Latin, see above

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Impact m. (plural Impacts)

  1. (literally or figuratively) impact

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