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Robin Alanen Mosher - BCHS Professional Library wrote:
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> Please excuse duplicates--I've sent this to three lists.
> Our CEO's secretary called and asked me if "impactful" is a proper word.
> She says they have used it before.  It's not in the dictionary.  I've
> tried to find a source where I can verify this, but have come up blank.
> Anybody have any ideas for me?
>
> Robin Alanen Mosher, MSL
> Battle Creek Health System Library
> 300 North Avenue
> Battle Creek, Mi  49016
> 616-966-8331  fax: 616-966-8332
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I checked Webster's Third New International Dictionary where it is
listed: impactful adj: having a forceful impact; producing a marked
impression <some of the most~heroines of current films"Martha Wolfenstein
& Nathan Leites>
 
Arlene Mangino
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109