im·​pac·​tion | \ im-ˈpak-shən \

Definition of impaction

: the act of becoming or the state of being impacted especially : lodgment of something (such as feces) in a body passage or cavity

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Just 35 percent of US companies have analyzed the near-term impact of the departure of older workers and just 17 percent have considered longer-term impactions over the next decade, according to the survey. Mark Miller, The Christian Science Monitor, "With aging populations, companies rethink opportunities for older workers," 21 June 2018 The monthly expressing of the sacs helps with the impaction, but your dog might still be feeling some discomfort, which is soothed by dragging her bottom on something soft. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "What’s making the dog do the booty scoot?," 16 Jan. 2017

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1739, in the meaning defined above

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im·​pac·​tion | \ im-ˈpak-shən \

Medical Definition of impaction

: the act of becoming or the state of being impacted specifically : lodgment or an instance of lodgment of something (as a tooth or feces) in a body passage or cavity

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