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English definition of “impending”

impending

adjective [before noun]     /ɪmˈpen.dɪŋ/
describes an event , usually something unpleasant or unwanted , that is going to happen soon : impending disaster / doom The player announced his impending retirement from international football .About to happenCloseness in distance and time
(Definition of impending adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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