in-tact

intact

[in-takt]
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:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin intāctus untouched, equivalent to in- in-3 + tāctus, past participle of tangere to touch

intactly, adverb
intactness, noun


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intact (ɪnˈtækt)
 
adj
untouched or unimpaired; left complete or perfect
 
[C15: from Latin intactus not touched, from tangere to touch]
 
in'tactness
 
n

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intact
mid-15c., from L. intactus "untouched, uninjured," from in- "not" + tactus, pp. of tangere "to touch" (see tangent).
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