[ im-pinj-muhnt ]
See synonyms for impingement on
  1. the act or fact of encroaching or infringing: This is an impingement on the fundamental right of free speech.

  2. 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.

  1. 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.

Origin of impingement


Words Nearby impingement Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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