impalpable

[im-pal-puh-buhl]
adjective
1.
not palpable; incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch; intangible.
2.
difficult for the mind to grasp readily or easily: impalpable distinctions.
3.
(of powder) so fine that when rubbed between the fingers no grit is felt.

Origin:
1500–10; im-2 + palpable

impalpability, noun
impalpably, adverb
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impalpable (ɪmˈpælpəbəl)
 
adj
1.  imperceptible, esp to the touch: impalpable shadows
2.  difficult to understand; abstruse
 
impalpa'bility
 
n
 
im'palpably
 
adv

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Example sentences
It is smooth to the touch because it is all composed of gold-beaters' film rubbed to almost impalpable powder.
For the ordinary minded economy is an impalpable construct not worth bothering.
We share an impalpable loss with his adoring family and friends.
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