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Wordnet 3.0


1. capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt;
- Example: "a barely palpable dust"
- Example: "felt sudden anger in a palpable wave"
- Example: "the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton"
- Example: "a palpable lie"
[syn: palpable, tangible]

2. can be felt by palpation;
- Example: "a palpable tumor"

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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 hand.] 1. Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Darkness must overshadow all his bounds, Palpable darkness. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors. "Three persons palpable." --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] [Lies] gross as a mountain, open, palpable. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A hit, A very palpable hit. --Shak. (Hamlet) [1913 Webster] -- Pal"pa*ble*ness, n. -- Pal"pa*bly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

palpable 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