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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How to use impingement in a sentence
Sharp underwent surgery to repair a hip impingement in September.Nationals protect Steven Fuentes, Yasel Antuna and Joan Adon from Rule 5 draft | Jesse Dougherty | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
They furnish a point of impingement in articulation, and play their part in sympathetic resonance.Resonance in Singing and Speaking | Thomas Fillebrown
The eye is created in conformity to the laws of light, to receive the rays and allow their impingement on the optic nerves.Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science | Hudson Tuttle
I cannot tell the precise spot of its impingement, but it hit him hard.Tom Clark and His Wife | Paschal Beverly Randolph