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im·pact

impact

 
 
pronunciation:
Im paekt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the force of two objects hitting or crashing into each other.
The impact of the bus hitting the tree was strong enough to crack the windshield.
similar words:
force, power
definition 2: a strong and powerful effect.
Teachers can have a lasting impact on students' lives.The frightening event had a strong impact on everyone in the town.The senator's speech on creating new jobs had a great impact on voters.
synonyms:
effect, influence
similar words:
bearing, consequence, impression, result