[ in-takt ]
/ ɪnˈtækt /
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
synonym study for intact
1. See complete.
OTHER WORDS FROM intactin·tact·ly, adverbin·tact·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for intact
Remained in all its intactness—its beauty—its well equipped barns with all the splendor of its former days.The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
British Dictionary definitions for intact
/ (ɪnˈtækt) /
untouched or unimpaired; left complete or perfect
Derived forms of intactintactness, noun
Word Origin for intact
C15: from Latin intactus not touched, from tangere to touch
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