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IMPALPABLE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does impalpable mean? 

IMPALPABLE (adjective)
  The adjective IMPALPABLE has 3 senses:

1. incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
2. imperceptible to the senses or the mind
3. not perceptible to the touch

  Familiarity information: IMPALPABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPALPABLE (adjective)


Sense 1impalpable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch

Synonyms:

impalpable; intangible

Context example:

the intangible constituent of energy

Also:

abstract (existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment)


Sense 2impalpable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Imperceptible to the senses or the mind

Context examples:

an impalpable cloud / impalpable shadows / impalpable distinctions / as impalpable as a dream

Similar:

elusive; subtle (be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind)

Also:

imperceptible; unperceivable (impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses)

Antonym:

palpable (capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt)


Sense 3impalpable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not perceptible to the touch

Context example:

an impalpable pulse

Similar:

imperceptible; unperceivable (impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses)


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