Palpable meaning

pălpə-bəl
The definition of palpable is something that can be touched, felt or is obvious.

An example of palpable is tension so thick in a room you can feel it.

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Easily perceived by the senses; audible, recognizable, perceptible, noticeable, etc.
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That can be touched, felt, or handled; tangible.
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Perceptible to touch; capable of being palpated.
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(medicine) That can be detected by palpation.
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Easily perceived; obvious.
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Clear to the mind; obvious; evident; plain.
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Capable of being touched, felt or handled; touchable, tangible.
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Origin of palpable

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin palpābilis from Latin palpāre to touch gently pāl- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French palpable and its source, Latin palpābilis.

    From Wiktionary