Preface im- not + palpable: confer (French) 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.
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From Middle French impalpable, from Medieval Latin impalpabilis. See im- + palpable.
Adjective impalpable (comparative more impalpable, superlative most impalpable) Not able to be perceived by the senses (especially by touch); intangible or insubstantial
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