im·​pac·​tive | \im-ˈpak-tiv \

Definition of impactive 

1 : having an impact or marked effect Feeling the impactive scrutiny of strange faces …— F. Scott Fitzgerald

2 : resulting from impact impactive shocks

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Their opportunities for development will be squeezed by automation’s impactive grip. The Economist, "Worries about premature industrialisation," 5 Oct. 2017

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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