Definition of impalpable
1a : incapable of being felt by touch : intangible the impalpable aura of power that emanated from him — Osbert Sitwellb : so finely divided that no grains or grit can be felt rock worn to an impalpable powder
2 : not readily discerned by the mind impalpable evils
impalpabilityplay \im-ˌpal-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
impalpablyplay \im-ˈpal-pə-blē\ adverb
Examples of impalpable in a Sentence
the rich colors used in the wall coverings and furniture give the room an impalpable warmth
any difference between the two sound systems is impalpable to all but the most discerning audiophiles
Recent Examples of impalpable from the Web
The confused and nebulous forces of right and wrong, which, for most of us, hung impalpable over the battlefields in the early days of Armageddon, have shaped themselves unmistakably now.
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First Known Use of impalpable
Medical Definition of impalpable
1: incapable of being felt by touch the pulse was impalpable at the wrist preoperative localization of impalpable breast lesions—Jane Barrett
2: so finely divided that no grains or grit can be felt an impalpable powder
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