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impalpable

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adjective im·pal·pa·ble \(ˌ)im-ˈpal-pə-bəl\

Definition of impalpable

  1. 1 a :  incapable of being felt by touch :  intangible <the impalpable aura of power that emanated from him — Osbert Sitwell> b :  so finely divided that no grains or grit can be felt <rock worn to an impalpable powder>

  2. 2 :  not readily discerned by the mind <impalpable evils>

im·pal·pa·bil·i·ty play \-ˌpal-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
im·pal·pa·bly play \-ˈpal-pə-blē\ adverb


Examples of impalpable

  1. <the rich colors used in the wall coverings and furniture give the room an impalpable warmth>

  2. <any difference between the two sound systems is impalpable to all but the most discerning audiophiles>



1509

First Known Use of impalpable

1509


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impalpable

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adjective im·pal·pa·ble \(ˈ)im-ˈpal-pə-bəl\

Medical Definition of impalpable

  1. 1:  incapable of being felt by touch <the pulse was impalpable at the wrist> <preoperative localization of impalpable breast lesions—Jane Barrett>

  2. 2:  so finely divided that no grains or grit can be felt <an impalpable powder>




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