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wedged

Adj.1.wedged - wedged or packed in together; "an impacted tooth"
Synonyms: impacted
wedged - 1. To be stuck, incapable of proceeding without help. This is different from having crashed. If the system has crashed, it has become totally non-functioning. If the system is wedged, it is trying to do something but cannot make progress; it may be capable of doing a few things, but not be fully operational. For example, a process may become wedged if it deadlocks with another (but not all instances of wedging are deadlocks). See also gronk, locked up, hosed. 2. Often refers to humans suffering misconceptions. "He's totally wedged - he's convinced that he can levitate through meditation." 3. [Unix] Specifically used to describe the state of a TTY left in a losing state by abort of a screen-oriented program or one that has messed with the line discipline in some obscure way.

There is some dispute over the origin of this term. It is usually thought to derive from a common description of recto-cranial inversion; however, it may actually have originated with older "hot-press" printing technology in which physical type elements were locked into type frames with wedges driven in by mallets. Once this had been done, no changes in the typesetting for that page could be made.
compact, impacted
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wedding ring
Weder
Wedge
wedge bone
wedge gauge
Wedge gear
wedge heel
wedge shape
Wedge-formed
Wedge-formed characters
Wedge-shaped
Wedge-shell
Wedge-tailed
Wedge-tailed eagle
Wedge-tailed gull
Wedgebill
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Wedgewise
wedgie
wedgitude
Wedgwood
Wedgwood ware
Wedgy
Wedlock
Wednesday
Wee
wee small voice
wee-wee
WEEB
Weeble
Weech-elm
Weed
Weed hook
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