Definition of low-impact in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlōˈimpakt/


1Denoting exercises, typically aerobics, designed to put little or no harmful stress on the body.
Example sentences
  • Walking, jogging and low-impact aerobics are good options for weight-bearing exercise.
  • Not only does water aerobics provide the ultimate low-impact workout, but also offers an excellent environment to regulate body temperature and avoid overheating.
  • Treadmills are still the most popular type of equipment sold, but a growing number of elliptical motion trainers are attracting exercisers seeking a low-impact workout.
2(Of an activity, industry, or product) affecting or altering the environment as little as possible.
Example sentences
  • Essentially what the environmental groups want is increased emphasis on trail development and low-impact recreation, less on economic benefits.
  • It's a low-impact project and it's coming at a time when there is a need for more power generation.
  • In 1997, he came up with low-impact development technology and then used an EPA grant to convert the local model into a national one.

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Syllabification: low-im·pact

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