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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: palpabilis, from Latin palpare 'to touch gently'

palpable

adjective
     
pal‧pa‧ble formal
1 a feeling that is palpable is so strong that other people notice it and can feel it around them [≠ impalpable]:
There was a palpable sense of relief among the crowd.
2 [only before noun] complete:
What he said is palpable nonsense.
palpably adverb:
This was palpably untrue.

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