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

  • The popular belief that tooth decay is due to impaction and fermentation of food within the fissures of the teeth, causing dissolution of the enamel, is doubtless true in certain .
  • In intestinal obstruction the intestines may be blocked by the caked products of digestion or they may be blocked by a band, a twist, a growth or an impaction of partly .
  • And yet the reader can never become exasperated with a writer who refers to sex as "a pelvis-to-pelvic impaction" or "root and canal work"; who acts as his own randy Roget .

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