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English noun: impaction

1. impaction (state) the condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed

Broader (hypernym)condition, status

2. impaction (state) a disorder in which feces are impacted in the lower colon

Broader (hypernym)disorder, upset

3. impaction (state) a disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally

Synonymsimpacted tooth

Broader (hypernym)disorder, upset

4. impaction (act) a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something


Broader (hypernym)crash, smash

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