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 palpable palpable

adj

  • () capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt  ( tangible, palpable )
    capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
     a barely palpable dust
    a barely palpable dust
     felt sudden anger in a palpable wave
    felt sudden anger in a palpable wave
     the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton
    the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton
     a palpable lie
    a palpable lie
  • so intense as to be almost touched or felt  ( palpable )
    so intense as to be almost touched or felt
     there was a palpable sense of joy in the air
    there was a palpable sense of joy in the air
  • clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment  ( manifest, palpable, patent, unmistakable, plain, apparent, evident )
    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
     the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields
    the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields
     evident hostility
    evident hostility
     manifest disapproval
    manifest disapproval
     patent advantages
    patent advantages
     made his meaning plain
    made his meaning plain
     it is plain that he is no reactionary
    it is plain that he is no reactionary
     in plain view
    in plain view
     a palpable lie
    a palpable lie
  • (medicine) can be felt by palpation  ( palpable )
    (medicine) can be felt by palpation
     a palpable tumor
    a palpable tumor