adjective in·tact \in-ˈtakt\

: not broken or damaged : having every part

Full Definition of INTACT

:  untouched especially by anything that harms or diminishes :  entire, uninjured
of a living body or its parts :  having no relevant component removed or destroyed:
a :  physically virginal
b :  not castrated
in·tact·ness \-ˈtak(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of INTACT

  1. The house survived the war intact.
  2. After 25 years, their friendship remained intact.

Origin of INTACT

Middle English intacte, from Latin intactus, from in- + tactus, past participle of tangere to touch — more at tangent
First Known Use: 15th century


adjective in·tact \in-ˈtakt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTACT

:  physically and functionally complete <the sense of touch was intact> <intact cell membranes> : as a :  physically virginal <when intact adult females were brought into heat—Anatomical Record> b :  not castrated—used chiefly of a domestic animal <the medication may cause severe problems for intact female cats>
:  mentally unimpaired
in·tact·ness noun


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