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Definition 1: capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where palpable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a barely palpable dust
  • felt sudden anger in a palpable wave
  • the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton
  • a palpable lie

Synonyms for palpable in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) capable of being perceived by the mind or senses

"a perceptible limp" "easily perceptible sounds" "perceptible changes in behavior" "a perceptible sense of expectation in the court"

Definition 2: so intense as to be almost touched or felt - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where palpable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a palpable sense of joy in the air

(palpable is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

Definition 3: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where palpable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields
  • evident hostility
  • manifest disapproval
  • patent advantages
  • made his meaning plain
  • it is plain that he is no reactionary
  • in plain view
  • a palpable lie

Synonyms for palpable in the sense of this definition

(palpable is similar to ...) easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

"obvious errors"

Definition 4: (medicine) can be felt by palpation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where palpable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a palpable tumor

(palpable is similar to ...) capable of being perceived by the mind or senses

"a perceptible limp" "easily perceptible sounds" "perceptible changes in behavior" "a perceptible sense of expectation in the court"

(palpable belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

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