Simple Definition of intact
: not broken or damaged : having every part
Examples of intact
The house survived the war intact.
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
Synonym Discussion of intact
Rhymes with intact
abstract, attract, class act, compact, contact, contract, crookbacked, detract, didact, diffract, distract, enact, entr'acte, epact, exact, extract, humpbacked, hunchbacked, impact, infract, mossbacked, playact, protract, react, redact, refract, retract, sex act, subtract, swaybacked, transact, unbacked
Medical Definition of intact
1: physically and functionally complete <the sense of touch was intact> <intact cell membranes> : asa: 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>
2: mentally unimpaired
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