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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pal·pa·ble /ˈpælpəbəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pal·pa·ble /ˈpælpəbəl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pal·pa·ble a.
 1. Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
 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.”
    [Lies] gross as a mountain, open, palpable.   --Shak.
    A hit, A very palpable hit.   --Shak. (Hamlet)
 -- Pal*pa*ble*ness, n. -- Pal*pa*bly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind;
             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" [syn: tangible] [ant: impalpable]
      2: can be felt by palpation; "a palpable tumor"