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impendingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ɪmˈpen.dɪŋ/
used to refer to an ​event, usually something ​unpleasant or ​unwanted, that is going to ​happensoon: impending ​disaster/​doom The ​playerannounced his impending ​retirement from ​internationalfootball.
(Definition of impending from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impending" in American English

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impendingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪmˈpen·dɪŋ/
(esp. of something ​unpleasant) about to ​happensoon: The impending ​crisis over ​trade made everyone ​nervous.
(Definition of impending from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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