notpalpable; incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch; intangible.
difficult for the mind to grasp readily or easily: impalpable distinctions.
(of powder) so fine that when rubbed between the fingers no grit is felt.
- im·pal·pa·bil·i·ty, noun
- im·pal·pa·bly, adverb
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How to use impalpable in a sentence
Only the originals have a true, if impalpable, connection to that man and that moment of making.
To address Fleurette, impalpable creation of fairyland, as “old girl” was particularly distasteful.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
As he swept his long arms, as though brushing aside some impalpable obstacle, the wolves fell back and back further still.Dracula | Bram Stoker
But it would see me mix it with the water; and then, would our poisons have any effect on its impalpable body?Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
Like a universe-filling, soft, impalpable dust it slowly sifted over me, bearing me under.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
As an impalpable flake is the beginning of an avalanche, so an imprudence is often the prelude to a great crime.File No. 113 | Emile Gaboriau
British Dictionary definitions for impalpable
imperceptible, esp to the touch: impalpable shadows
difficult to understand; abstruse
- impalpability, noun
- impalpably, adverb
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