impalpable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French impalpable, from Medieval Latin impalpabilis. See im- +‎ palpable.

Adjective[edit]

impalpable (comparative more impalpable, superlative most impalpable)

  1. Not able to be perceived by the senses (especially by touch); intangible or insubstantial.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      On the benches lay figures covered with yellow linen, on which a fine and impalpable dust had gathered in the course of ages, but nothing like to the extent that one would have anticipated, for in these deep-hewn caves there is no material to turn to dust.
  2. Not easily grasped or understood.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

impalpable (plural impalpables)

  1. impalpable

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

impalpable (plural impalpables)

  1. impalpable

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