high-im·​pact ˈhī-ˈim-ˌpakt How to pronounce high-impact (audio)
: relating to or involving a physical activity (such as jumping or running) in which the body makes forceful and usually repeated contact with the ground
high-impact sports/exercises
a high-impact workout
high-impact wrestling moves
… a high-impact sports bra that's designed to provide ample support …Jemicah Colleen Marasigan
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Examples of high-impact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The full weight of Senua’s Saga is predicated on its high-impact aesthetics and technological wizardry to carry players along for personal a fairy tale — which mostly works. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 21 May 2024 Through high-impact initiatives, events and investments in national and local nonprofits, TAAF is creating a permanent and irrevocable sense of belonging for millions of AANHPIs in the United States. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 23 Apr. 2024 This flowy, breathable top is perfect for keeping cool during high-impact workouts or hot summer days. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 22 Apr. 2024 The Santa Ana College (SAC) Foundation was established to maintain, expand and enhance educational opportunities for all, helping to raise funds for the urgent action needs of students and build capacity for high-impact programs at SAC. Advertorial, Orange County Register, 10 Apr. 2024 Beyond running, the supportive sneaks can also be used as walking shoes or worn during both low- and high-impact workouts. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2024 While various factors can contribute to the condition, shin splints are sometimes preventable by doing things like gradually increasing the intensity and frequency of high-impact exercises, and by wearing properly fitting athletic shoes. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 The report also found that chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain not only increased with age, but was highest among adults aged 65 and older. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Policy leaders can invest in the type of high-potential, high-impact R&D projects Texas students need to be prepared for a bright future. Ulrich Boser, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high-impact was in 1984

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“High-impact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-impact. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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