impalpable impalpable


  1. (adj) incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
  2. (adj) imperceptible to the senses or the mind
  3. (adj) not perceptible to the touch


  • Such impalpable stuff is slow to fall.


  1. Each of those consciences, Noonan said, is "more than the voice of your mother, more than an emotional impulse. This mysterious, impalpable, imprescriptible, indestructible and indispensable guide governs our moral life. Each one is different. You...
    on May 22, 2009 By: John T Noonan Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "After the people are dead," Proust wrote later, "after the things are broken and scattered...... the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls...... bearing resiliently, on tiny and almost impalpable drops of their...
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Marcel Proust Source: Broward New Times

  3. The health minister, Andy Kerr, said: "It's vital we try to detect the disease as quickly as possible, then offer treatment. Two-view mammography is likely to pick up small, impalpable cancers earlier than if only one view is used. Early detection...
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Andy Kerr Source: Scotsman

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