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Line breaks: in¦tact
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtakt

Definition of intact in English:


[often as complement]
Not damaged or impaired in any way; complete: the church was almost in ruins but its tower remained intact
More example sentences
  • This provision should be allowed to remain intact and not be damaged by any new proposal.
  • It was my first time on the wreck and I was surprised to find it lying intact and in pristine condition.
  • The egg remains perfectly intact while it is in free fall under the action of gravity.


late Middle English: from Latin intactus, from in- 'not' + tactus (past participle of tangere 'touch').



Example sentences
  • Our next step was to examine the interaction of the independent variables with the demographic factors (i.e., age of the parent, education, intactness of the home, and toddler's gender).
  • The 976 participating families in the original study were representative of the northeastern United States with respect to sex, family intactness, family income, and socioeconomic status.
  • The intactness of the whole organism is clearly sensed through communication; if that sense was absent, then the loss of particular part would not be recognized and regeneration would not occur.

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