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impacted

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adjective im·pact·ed \im-ˈpak-təd\

Simple Definition of impacted

  • of a tooth : growing under another tooth

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of impacted

  1. 1 a :  packed or wedged in b :  deeply entrenched :  not easily changed or removed

  2. 2 of a tooth :  wedged between the jawbone and another tooth

  3. 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>

Circa 1616

First Known Use of impacted

circa 1616

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Medical Dictionary

impacted

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adjective im·pact·ed \im-ˈpak-təd\

Medical Definition of impacted

  1. 1a:  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. 2:  characterized by broken ends of bone driven together <an impacted fracture>

  3. 3of a tooth :  wedged between the jawbone and another tooth <an impacted wisdom tooth>




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