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pal·pa·ble

 (păl′pə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Capable of being handled, touched, or felt; tangible: "Anger rushed out in a palpable wave through his arms and legs" (Herman Wouk).
b. Medicine Capable of being felt by palpating: a palpable tumor.
2. Easily perceived; obvious: "There was a palpable sense of expectation in the court" (Nelson DeMille). See Synonyms at perceptible.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin palpābilis, from Latin palpāre, to touch gently; see pāl- in Indo-European roots.]

pal′pa·bil′i·ty n.
pal′pa·bly adv.

palpable

(ˈpælpəbəl)
adj
1. (usually prenominal) easily perceived by the senses or the mind; obvious: the excuse was a palpable lie.
2. capable of being touched; tangible
3. (Medicine) med capable of being discerned by the sense of touch: a palpable tumour.
[C14: from Late Latin palpābilis that may be touched, from Latin palpāre to stroke, touch]
ˌpalpaˈbility, ˈpalpableness n
ˈpalpably adv

pal•pa•ble

(ˈpæl pə bəl)

adj.
1. readily or plainly seen or perceived; obvious.
2. capable of being touched or felt; tangible.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin palpābilis that can be touched <palpā(re) to stroke, touch, palpate1]
pal`pa•bil′i•ty, pal′pa•ble•ness, n.
pal′pa•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.palpable - capable of being perceived; 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"; "a palpable lie"
perceptible - capable of being perceived by the mind or senses; "a perceptible limp"; "easily perceptible sounds"; "perceptible changes in behavior"
impalpable - imperceptible to the senses or the mind; "an impalpable cloud"; "impalpable shadows"; "impalpable distinctions"; "as impalpable as a dream"
2.palpable - can be felt by palpation; "a palpable tumor"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
perceptible - capable of being perceived by the mind or senses; "a perceptible limp"; "easily perceptible sounds"; "perceptible changes in behavior"

palpable

adjective obvious, apparent, patent, clear, plain, visible, evident, manifest, open, blatant, conspicuous, unmistakable, salient The tension between them is palpable.

palpable

adjective
1. Discernible by touch:
Translations
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palpable

[ˈpælpəbl] ADJ
1. (= tangible) → palpable
2. (fig) [lie, mistake] → obvio, patente

palpable

[ˈpælpəbəl] adj
[feeling, tension] → palpable
There was a palpable sense of relief → Le sentiment de soulagement était palpable.
There was a palpable tension in the air → Il y avait dans l'air une tension palpable.
(= obvious) [lie, nonsense] → manifeste

palpable

adj
greifbar; (Med) → tastbar, palpabel (spec)
(= clear) lie, erroroffensichtlich; nonsensevollkommen; injusticegrob

palpable

[ˈpælpəbl] adj (lie, mistake) → palese, evidente

pal·pa·ble

a. palpable.
References in classic literature ?
Of offense, I hope there is none, to either party: of defense, I make none--by God's good mercy, having committed no palpable sin since last entreating his pardoning grace.
There was no attempt to conceal the point of junction between Kearney's cabin and the newly-transported saloon from the flat--no architectural illusion of the palpable collusion of the two buildings, which seemed to be telescoped into each other.
As they went on, the feeling of indistinctness and unreality kept dimly hovering round about her, and so diffusing itself into her system that one of her hands was hardly palpable to the touch of the other.
After these secret scenes I chattered more than ever, going on volubly enough till one of our prodigious, palpable hushes occurred-- I can call them nothing else--the strange, dizzy lift or swim (I try for terms
Nor, in quite other aspects, does Nature in her least palpable but not the less malicious agencies, fail to enlist among her forces this crowning attribute of the terrible.
So like a choice casket is it secreted in him, that I have known some whalemen who peremptorily deny that the Sperm Whale has any other brain than that palpable semblance of one formed by the cubic-yards of his sperm magazine.
I didn't give it for one,--nay, I'll say, besides, that ours is the more bold and palpable infringement of human rights; actually buying a man up, like a horse,--looking at his teeth, cracking his joints, and trying his paces and then paying down for him,--having speculators, breeders, traders, and brokers in human bodies and souls,--sets the thing before the eyes of the civilized world in a more tangible form, though the thing done be, after all, in its nature, the same; that is, appropriating one set of human beings to the use and improvement of another without any regard to their own.
That would have been quite another matter, for when it comes down to a question of value there is a palpable difference between a Latinist and a mule.
Company would be a palpable improve- ment, he thought.
A slave- holder's profession of Christianity is a palpable im- posture.
It was a palpable display, repeated on every possible occasion.
Here the stage artifice of the situation presented difficulties which Magdalen had not encountered in the first scene -- and here, her total want of experience led her into more than one palpable mistake.