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English definition of “impending”

impending

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ɪmˈpendɪŋ/
An impending event will happen soon and is usually bad or unpleasant: impending disaster/doom I've just heard about the impending departure of our chairman.About to happenCloseness in distance and time
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