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  1. about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.

Usage notes

  • Imminent and eminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Imminent is also sometimes confused with immanent.
  • Said of danger, threat and death.


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