(?), 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.
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The cause of reflection is not the impinging of light on the solid or impervious parts of bodies.
Sir I. Newton.
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But, in the present order of things, not to be employed without impinging on God's justice.
Bp. Warburton.
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