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The tension in the room was palpable.
There are palpable differences between the service offered by the two hospitals.
His manner changed palpably.
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English version of definition of palpable
a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a type of cake shaped like a tube with chocolate on top and cream inside
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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American definition of palpable from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.