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intact

[in-takt] /ɪnˈtækt/
adjective
1.
not altered, broken, or impaired; remaining uninjured, sound, or whole; untouched; unblemished:
The vase remained intact despite rough handling.
2.
not changed or diminished; not influenced or swayed:
Despite misfortune, his faith is still intact.
3.
complete or whole, especially not castrated or emasculated.
4.
having the hymen unbroken; virginal.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin intāctus untouched, equivalent to in- in-3 + tāctus, past participle of tangere to touch
Related forms
intactly, adverb
intactness, noun
Synonyms
1. See complete.
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British Dictionary definitions for in tact

intact

/ɪnˈtækt/
adjective
1.
untouched or unimpaired; left complete or perfect
Derived Forms
intactness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin intactus not touched, from tangere to touch
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Word Origin and History for in tact

intact

adj.

mid-15c., from Latin intactus "untouched, uninjured, undefiled," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + tactus, past participle of tangere "to touch" (see tangent).

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