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 for impinging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impinge \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
     clash with; -- with on or upon.
     [1913 Webster]
           The cause of reflection is not the impinging of light
           on the solid or impervious parts of bodies. --Sir I.
     [1913 Webster]
           But, in the present order of things, not to be employed
           without impinging on God's justice.      --Bp.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the physical coming together of two or more things;
           "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull" [syn:
           contact, impinging, striking]

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