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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 ?
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.
Or if this postulate is as untenable as all the others, still I am very glad that I did not then lose any fact of the majesty, and beauty, and pathos of the great certain measures for the sake of that fourth dimension of the poem which is not yet made palpable or visible.
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
The difference between a direct importation from abroad, and an indirect importation through the channel of a neighboring State, in small parcels, according to time and opportunity, with the additional facilities of inland communication, must be palpable to every man of discernment.
Not so," replied I, "the matter is now so clear to me, the nature of real space so palpable, that methinks I could make a child understand it.
The silence of the studio seemed to gather body, so that it became an almost palpable presence.
It is now necessary that man, governed by his senses, should find in virtue a charm palpable to those senses.
Here, again, the extent of the Union gives it the most palpable advantage.
One may picture, too, the sudden shifting of the attention, the swiftly spreading coils and bellyings of that blackness advancing headlong, towering heavenward, turning the twi- light to a palpable darkness, a strange and horrible antagonist of vapour striding upon its victims, men and horses near it seen dimly, running, shrieking, falling headlong, shouts of dismay, the guns suddenly abandoned, men choking and writhing on the ground, and the swift broadening-out of the opaque cone of smoke.
Providence appears to me to have no share in this affair; and happily so, for instead of the invisible, impalpable agent of celestial rewards and punishments, I shall find one both palpable and visible, on whom I shall revenge myself, I assure you, for all I have suffered during the last month.
Very well," said Mazarin, "if I place you in security, in a manner evident, palpable "
Such were the palpable advantages of this winter encampment; added to which, it was secure from the prowlings and plunderings of any petty band of roving Blackfeet, the difficulties of retreat rendering it unwise for those crafty depredators to venture an attack unless with an overpowering force.