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Meaning of IMPINGE

Pronunciation:  im'pinj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  advance beyond the usual limit
  2. [v]  impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"

IMPINGE is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: encroach, encroach, entrench, infringe, trench
 See Also: advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress, take advantage, trespass



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*pinge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impinged}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Impinging}.] [L. impingere; pref. im- in + pangere to
fix, strike; prob. akin to pacisci to agree, contract. See
{Pact}, and cf. {Impact}.]
To fall or dash against; to touch upon; to strike; to hit; to
ciash with; -- with on or upon.

      The cause of reflection is not the impinging of light
      on the solid or impervious parts of bodies. --Sir I.

      But, in the present order of things, not to be employed
      without impinging on God's justice.      --Bp.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: To strike and attack directly, as in curvilinear flow where the current does not follow the curve but continues on tangent into the bank on the outside of a bend in the channel.
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