palpable definition

  • adjective:
    • Capable of becoming taken care of, moved, or believed; tangible: "Anger rushed call at a palpable revolution through his legs and arms” ( Herman Wouk).
    • quickly understood; apparent: "There was a palpable feeling of expectation when you look at the courtroom” ( Nelson DeMille). See Synonyms at perceptible.
    • medication that may be experienced by palpating: a palpable tumor.
    • effective at becoming moved, considered or handled; touchable, concrete.
    • apparent or quickly perceived; apparent.
    • which can be detected by palpation.
    • with the capacity of becoming moved and considered; perceptible by the touch.
    • Effortlessly perceptible; simple; distinct; apparent; readily sensed and recognized; gross
    • is felt by palpation
    • capable of becoming observed; specially with the capacity of being taken care of or moved or believed
  • others:
    • That may be believed; perceptible because of the touch; manifest to sight or touch; ergo, showing up like it may be handled or experienced.
    • thus ordinary; evident; apparent; easily sensed or recognized: as, palpable lies; a palpable error.
    • In medicine, perceptible by palpation.

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