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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of imminere 'to stick out, threaten'

imminent

adjective
     
im‧mi‧nent
an event that is imminent, especially an unpleasant one, will happen very soon
imminent danger/threat/death/disaster etc
He was in imminent danger of dying.
A new trade agreement is imminent.
imminence noun [uncountable]
the imminence of the General Election
imminently adverb

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