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impingement

[ im-pinj-muhnt ]
/ ɪmˈpɪndʒ mənt /
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noun

the act or fact of encroaching or infringing: This is an impingement on the fundamental right of free speech.
the act or fact of striking or touching something, or the effect produced by this: The impingement on the diamond’s hard crystal surface is due to oxygen in the air.
Medicine/Medical. the act or fact of interfering with something, especially a nerve, through contact or pressure: Impingement on the nerves can be relieved by removing the portion of the bone compressing the neural structures.

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