impaction impaction

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed
  2. (n) a disorder in which feces are impacted in the lower colon
  3. (n) a disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally
  4. (n) a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something

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Usage(s):

  1. Its real ancestry was Surrealist-the exegesis of dreams through collage and montage, the impaction of seemingly unrelated images.
  2. Of course, the greatest Modernist work of art in New York was the city itself: its impaction, strangeness, clamorous variety and scary dynamism--and rising from these, its magic.

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Quotes

  • "It can be a problem if there's an impaction present, but the misconception a lot of people have is that any wax equals dirty ears, and that's not the truth," Franklin said.
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: Sir John Franklin Source: NewsOK.com (registration)

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ambivalent ambivalent
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