Examples of intact in a Sentence
The house survived the war intact.
After 25 years, their friendship remained intact.
Recent Examples of intact from the Web
Trump’s proposed cuts likely won’t remain intact as the budget moves through Congress, but nonprofits are still bracing for steep cuts.
The decision leaves the tailpipe and fuel economy regulations as the lone Obama-era climate initiative that remains largely intact and creates a leadership void that China appears ready to fill.
Also intact: the Strains’ unfaltering faith, imbuing them with a trusting and positive outlook, that all that has happened to them, and will happen, is larger than themselves.
Dixon’s car was shredded by the retaining wall , but the tub of the car remained intact and the 2008 champion was able to climb out on his own to a roar from the crowd.
The tub of the car remained intact and the 2008 champion was able to climb out on his own to a roar from the crowd.
Strain the sherbet through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the particles of strawberry that may remain intact.
Make no mistake, though: The project’s essential network prime-time DNA remains intact.
Because a billion years from now, mountain building and erosion will have destroyed everything on the Earth, but this plaque will remain intact.
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Origin and Etymology of intact
Middle English intacte, from Latin intactus, from in- + tactus, past participle of tangere to touch — more at 2tangent
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of intact
INTACT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intact for English Language Learners
: not broken or damaged : having every part
INTACT Defined for Kids
Definition of intact for Students
: not broken or damaged : not touched especially by anything that harms The storm left our house intact.
Word Root of intact
The Latin word tangere, meaning “to touch,” and its form tactus give us the roots tang and tact. Words from the Latin tangere have something to do with touching. Something tangible is able to be touched. Contact is a meeting or touching of people or things. Something intact is unharmed, whole, and untouched. Anything tactile relates to the sense of touch.
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 Recordb: 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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