Definition of intact in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtakt/


[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.
whole, entire, complete, unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, uninjured, unimpaired, unflawed, faultless, flawless, unscathed, untouched, unspoilt, unmutilated, unsevered, unblemished, unmarred, unmarked, perfect, pristine, inviolate, unviolated, undefiled, unsullied, in one piece;
sound, solid
rare scatheless



Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtaktnəs/
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.


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

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