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impacted

adjective im·pact·ed \im-ˈpak-təd\

of a tooth : growing under another tooth

Full Definition of IMPACTED

1
a :  packed or wedged in
b :  deeply entrenched :  not easily changed or removed
2
of a tooth :  wedged between the jawbone and another tooth
3
:  of, relating to, or being an area (as a school district) providing tax-supported services to a population having a large proportion of federal employees and especially those living or working on tax-exempt federal property <aid to education in impacted areas>
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First Known Use of IMPACTED

circa 1616

Rhymes with IMPACTED

Medical Dictionary

impacted

adjective im·pact·ed \im-ˈpak-təd\

Medical Definition of IMPACTED

1
a :  blocked by material (as feces) that is firmly packed or wedged in position <an impacted colon> b :  wedged or lodged in a bodily passage <an impacted mass of feces> <an impacted fetus in the birth canal>
2
:  characterized by broken ends of bone driven together <an impacted fracture>
3
of a tooth :  wedged between the jawbone and another tooth <an impacted wisdom tooth>

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