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Pronunciation:  im'palpubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  imperceptible to the senses or the mind; "an impalpable cloud"; "impalpable shadows"; "impalpable distinctions"; "as impalpable as a dream"
  2. [adj]  not perceptible to the touch; "an impalpable pulse"
  3. [adj]  incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch; "the intangible constituent of energy"- James Jeans

IMPALPABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: elusive, intangible, subtle
 Antonyms: palpable, tangible
 See Also: abstract, imperceptible, unperceivable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*pal"pa*ble\, a. [Pref. im- not + palpable: cf. F.
1. Not palpable; that cannot be felt; extremely fine, so that
   no grit can be perceived by touch. ``Impalpable powder.''

2. Not material; intangible; incorporeal. ``Impalpable, void,
   and bodiless.'' --Holland.

3. Not apprehensible, or readily apprehensible, by the mind;
   unreal; as, impalpable distinctions.

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