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.

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.

-- Pal"pa*ble*ness, n. -- Pal"pa*bly, adv.

 

© Webster 1913.

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