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PAL'PABLE, adjective [Latin palpor, to feel.]

1. Perceptible by the touch; that may be felt; as a palpable substance; palpable darkness.

2. Gross; coarse; easily perceived and detected; as a palpable absurdity.

3. Plain; obvious; easily perceptible; as palpable phenomena; palpable proof.