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PALPABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does palpable mean? 

PALPABLE (adjective)
  The adjective PALPABLE has 2 senses:

1. capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
2. can be felt by palpation

  Familiarity information: PALPABLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PALPABLE (adjective)


Sense 1palpable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt

Synonyms:

palpable; tangible

Context examples:

a barely palpable dust / felt sudden anger in a palpable wave / the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton

Similar:

perceptible (easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind)

Also:

perceptible (capable of being perceived by the mind or senses)

Antonym:

impalpable (imperceptible to the senses or the mind)


Sense 2palpable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Can be felt by palpation

Context example:

a palpable tumor

Similar:

perceptible (capable of being perceived by the mind or senses)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)


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