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English adjective: palpable

1. palpable capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt

SamplesA barely palpable dust.
Felt sudden anger in a palpable wave.
The air was warm and close--palpable as cotton.
A palpable lie.



See alsoperceptible


2. palpable can be felt by palpation

SamplesA palpable tumor.


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

Antonymsimperceptible, unperceivable

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