impacted

adjective im·pact·ed \ im-ˈpak-təd \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

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 : strongly or directly affected by something especially in a negative way
  • Disasters relief teams surveyed the impacted neighborhoods.
4 : of, relating to, or being an area (such 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

1844


IMPACTED Defined for English Language Learners

impacted

adjective

Definition of impacted for English Language Learners

  • of a tooth : growing under another tooth


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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