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intact

[ in-takt ]
/ ɪnˈtækt /
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Definition of intact

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.
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Origin of intact

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

OTHER WORDS FROM intact

in·tact·ly, adverbin·tact·ness, noun
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Something that is intact is not altered, broken, or impaired. How does intact compare to synonyms entire, complete, and perfect? Find out on Thesaurus.com

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British Dictionary definitions for intact

intact
/ (ɪnˈtækt) /

adjective
untouched or unimpaired; left complete or perfect

Derived forms of intact

intactness, noun

Word Origin for intact

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