Definition of palpable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpælpəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælpəbl//
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that is easily noticed by the mind or the senses a palpable sense of relief The tension in the room was almost palpable. His statement is palpable nonsense. Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin palpabilis, from Latin palpare ‘feel, touch gently’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: palpable