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
This risotto eschews the white wine of a traditional recipe to leave the flavor of the fresh vegetables intact.
Warner also wanted the original negative of the song shredded, but the film’s editor secretly kept it intact.
New Mexico’s four Democratic U.S. lawmakers have urged Zinke to leave intact both the Organ monument and the Rio Grande del Norte monument near Taos.
Many of the contents inside the house were intact, but there was significant damage to the house, including water and smoke damage, according to Sosby.
The eatery was left intact, though, frozen-in-time in its 1949 state.
Jack takes Rachel's tearful goodbye on the chin and leaves with his serial killer-y dignity intact.
Cameron emerged from the meeting with his standing as board chairman, president and chief executive intact, but shareholders are determined to keep fighting for his ouster.
Go into a closet with a tube TV and VHS copy of the game five of the 1973 Finals and hope to wake up in the morning with the future of their team intact.
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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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