impalpable


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impalpable

 [im-pal´pah-b'l]
not detectable by touch.

impalpable

/im·pal·pa·ble/ (im-pal´pah-b'l) not detectable by touch.

im·pal·pa·ble

(im-pal'pă-bĕl)
Denotes something that cannot be touched.

impalpable

Unable to be felt.

impalpable

not detectable by touch.
References in classic literature ?
Consider it mud, invisible, impalpable, but heavy as mud.
Her little arts to effect his subjugation were too subtle and impalpable to attract my observation; but I thought there was a certain refined affectation of superiority, and an ungenial self-consciousness about her, that negatived all her advantages; and after she was gone, Rose interpreted to me her various looks, words, and actions with a mingled acuteness and asperity that made me wonder, equally, at the lady's artifice and my sister's penetration, and ask myself if she too had an eye to the squire - but never mind, Halford; she had not.
she said, in a deliberate sweet voice that seemed to clothe her words in a diaphanous garment of impalpable irony.
Of course that is something indefinable, impalpable, but it has never been so before, and that glance means a great deal," she thought.
It was the gentleman Clennam had seen on the night of his own accidental detention there, who had that impalpable grievance about the misappropriated Fund on which the Marshal was supposed to batten.
It was impalpable and enslaving, like a charm, like a whispered promise of mysterious delight.
The ever-blowing breeze heavily laden with scents of seasonal fruits and floral permeates in an impalpable way through the Hunza valley at the elevation of about 8,200 feet.
Lot 1 - anchors used for preoperative localization determination impalpable touch of changes in the breast;
Large, organ confined, impalpable transition zone prostate cancer: Association with metastatic levels of prostate specific antigen.
From start to finish the potter takes hold of the impalpable void and brings it forth as the container in the shape of a containing vessel.
The tension between the internal, impalpable world of the mind and the external, tangible world of stones, bones, and boots might be most apparent here, in the white heart of the tree.
Their fate is written in their uncertain faces, the pressure impalpable, creating a tension between endurance and extinction.