Both words are adjectives.
Imminent modifies something that’s about to happen:
The conference in Italy was imminent. This was to be her first trip to Europe, and she would be on the plane and on her way first thing in the morning.
Another use for imminent is to modify something that is threatening:
When the water reached his ankles, he realized that the boat was in imminent danger of sinking. He immediately got on the radio and called for help.
In contrast, immanent means indwelling, innate, inborn, inherent:
She believes that God, the Absolute, the Spirit Essence — whatever you choose to call it — is immanent in nature.
Another meaning of immanent is “widespread,” as below:
A longing for exorbitant wealth is immanent in the United States of America.
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