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Impalpable

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Impa'lpable. adj. [impalpable, Fr. in and palpable.] Not to be perceived by touch.

If beaten into an impalpable powder, when poured out, it will emulate a liquor, by reason that the smallness of the parts do make them easy to be put into motion. Boyle.

Sources: Boyle, Robert (84)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · French (385)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Impalpable." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 15, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=18886.


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