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  • n. The act of impinging.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of impinging.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of impinging.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something
  • n. influencing strongly


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  • Sometimes, a narrow space for passage of tendon underneath the shoulder blade can result in direct mechanical abrasion of the tendon, and has been commonly called impingement syndrome.

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  • Might the bumps or irregular shapes they call impingement be just normal variations?

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  • However, another popular design is the top-down (aka impingement or C-type) style.


  • Osteopaths and chiropractors attribute disease almost entirely to "impingement" (abnormal pressure) upon nerves and blood vessels due to dislocations and subluxations of the vertebrae of the spine and of other bony structures.

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  • Sucking in a large volume of water would lower the velocity and the number of fish and crabs that get stuck against the screen, reducing fatal "impingement," according to

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  • He has an impingement, meaning bone is striking bone.


  • Omar Minaya used the word "impingement" in explaining the injury Friday.


  • We meant no impingement of Egypt's dignity and no disrespect.

    Egypt Opposes U.S.'s Democracy Funding

  • "It severely limits mobility, and it causes wear and tear on the spine, leading to nerve impingement in the weakened areas and in the sciatica."

    Elizabeth Taylor's health problems began early

  • That the Gs, plume impingement and accosutics aren't so bad as to potentially badly hurt the crew?

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