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Meaning of PALPABLE

Pronunciation:  'palpubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt; "a barely palpable dust"; "felt sudden anger in a palpable wave"; "the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton"
  2. [adj]  (medicine) can be felt by palpation; "a palpable tumor"

PALPABLE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: obvious, perceptible, tangible
 Antonyms: impalpable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pal"pa*ble\, a. [F. palpable, L. palpabilis, fr.
palpare to feel, stroke; cf. palpus the soft palm of the
1. Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the
   touch; as, a palpable form. --Shak.

         Darkness must overshadow all his bounds, Palpable
         darkness.                             --Milton.

2. Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily
   perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture;
   palpable absurdity; palpable errors. ``Three persons
   palpable.'' --P. Plowman.

         [Lies] gross as a mountain, open, palpable. --Shak.
   -- {Pal"pa*ble*ness}, n. -- {Pal"pa*bly}, adv.

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