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Noun impact has 4 senses
- impact - the striking of one body against another
--1 is a kind of contact, impinging, striking
--1 has particulars: bump, blow; slam
- impact, wallop - a forceful consequence; a strong effect; "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop"
--2 is a kind of consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
- impingement, encroachment, impact - influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"
--3 is a kind of influence
- shock, impact - the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"
--4 is a kind of fight, fighting, combat, scrap