intact

[ in-takt ]
/ ɪnˈtækt /

adjective

not altered, broken, or impaired; remaining uninjured, sound, or whole; untouched; unblemished: The vase remained intact despite rough handling.
not changed or diminished; not influenced or swayed: Despite misfortune, his faith is still intact.
complete or whole, especially not castrated or emasculated.
having the hymen unbroken; virginal.

Origin of intact

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin intāctus untouched, equivalent to in- in-3 + tāctus, past participle of tangere to touch

Related forms

in·tact·ly, adverbin·tact·ness, noun

Synonym study

1. See complete.
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British Dictionary definitions for intact

intact

/ (ɪnˈtækt) /

adjective

untouched or unimpaired; left complete or perfect

Derived Forms

intactness, noun

Word Origin for intact

C15: from Latin intactus not touched, from tangere to touch
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