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
The line remained intact Monday at practice with all three carrying streaks.
But now these last intact wild frankincense forests on Earth are under threat as prices have shot up in recent years with the global appetite for essential oils.
Instead, the council wanted to keep the town intact and use the federal money to extend and improve the town's protective dike.
West Aleppo, which always remained in government hands, is still largely intact, though rebel shelling killed many civilians there as well.
The Democratic coalition that twice propelled Mr. Obama to the White House—minority voters, young voters and segments of affluent whites—remains intact.
In the administrative pocket of the building, there are two intact holding cells where prisoners were kept during breaks from their trials.
Their very premise, however laudable, so defies the nature of modern children’s literature (which, since the Victorian age, has centered on a sentimental portrayal of the happy, intact family) that the enterprise seems doomed from the title.
But in the last few years, all kinds of women are catching the intact-hymen bug.
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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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