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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impalpable  \Im*pal"pa*ble\,  a.  [Pref.  im-  not  +  palpable:  cf  F. 
  impalpable.] 
  1.  Not  palpable;  that  cannot  be  felt;  extremely  fine,  so  that 
  no  grit  can  be  perceived  by  touch.  ``Impalpable  powder.'' 
  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  Not  material;  intangible;  incorporeal.  ``Impalpable,  void, 
  and  bodiless.''  --Holland. 
 
  3.  Not  apprehensible,  or  readily  apprehensible,  by  the  mind; 
  unreal;  as  impalpable  distinctions. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impalpable 
  adj  1:  incapable  of  being  perceived  by  the  senses  especially  the 
  sense  of  touch;  "the  intangible  constituent  of 
  energy"-  James  Jeans  [syn:  {intangible}]  [ant:  {tangible}] 
  2:  imperceptible  to  the  senses  or  the  mind;  "an  impalpable 
  cloud";  "impalpable  shadows";  "impalpable  distinctions"; 
  "as  impalpable  as  a  dream"  [ant:  {palpable}] 
  3:  not  perceptible  to  the  touch;  "an  impalpable  pulse" 




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