1. [syn: palpable, tangible]
2. can be felt by palpation;
- Example: "a palpable tumor"
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Palpable \Pal"pa*ble\, a. [F. palpable, L. palpabilis, fr.
palpare to feel, stroke; cf. palpus the soft palm of the
1. Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the
touch; as, a palpable form. --Shak.
Darkness must overshadow all his bounds,
Palpable darkness. --Milton.
2. Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily
perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture;
palpable absurdity; palpable errors. "Three persons
palpable." --P. Plowman.
[Lies] gross as a mountain, open, palpable. --Shak.
A hit, A very palpable hit. --Shak.
[1913 Webster] -- Pal"pa*ble*ness, n. -- Pal"pa*bly,
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: capable of being perceived; especially capable of being
handled or touched or felt; "a barely palpable dust";
"felt sudden anger in a palpable wave"; "the air was warm
and close--palpable as cotton"; "a palpable lie" [syn:
palpable, tangible] [ant: impalpable]
2: can be felt by palpation; "a palpable tumor"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "palpable":
apparent, appreciable, arresting, believable, certain, clear,
clear as crystal, colorable, concrete, credible, crystal-clear,
detectable, discernible, distinct, evident, explicit, express,
indisputable, indubitable, manifest, material, noticeable,
observable, obvious, open-and-shut, ostensible, patent,
perceivable, perceptible, perspicuous, plain, plain as day,
plausible, ponderable, positive, real, remarkable, seeable,
seeming, self-evident, self-explaining, self-explanatory, sensible,
solid, straightforward, striking, substantial, substantive, sure,
tactile, tangible, to be seen, touchable, unequivocal,
unmistakable, visible, weighable