intact


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

in·tact

 (ĭn-tăkt′)
adj.
1. Remaining sound, entire, or uninjured; not impaired in any way.
2. Having all physical parts, especially:
a. Having the hymen unbroken.
b. Not castrated.

[Middle English, from Latin intāctus : in-, not; see in-1 + tāctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.]

in·tact′ly adv.
in·tact′ness n.

intact

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

in•tact

(ɪnˈtækt)

adj.
1. not altered, broken, impaired, or diminished; remaining uninjured, sound, or whole.
2. complete or whole, esp. not castrated.
3. having the hymen unbroken; virginal.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin intāctus untouched =in- in-3 + tāctus, past participle of tangere to touch]
in•tact′ly, adv.
in•tact′ness, n.
syn: See complete.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intact - constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged; "a local motion keepeth bodies integral"- Bacon; "was able to keep the collection entire during his lifetime"; "fought to keep the union intact"
whole - including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete; "gave his whole attention"; "a whole wardrobe for the tropics"; "the whole hog"; "a whole week"; "the baby cried the whole trip home"; "a whole loaf of bread"
2.intact - (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken; "she was intact, virginal"
uninjured - not injured physically or mentally
3.intact - (used of domestic animals) sexually competent; "an entire horse"
uncastrated - not castrated
4.intact - undamaged in any way; "the vase remained intact despit rough handling"
undamaged - not harmed or spoiled; sound

intact

intact

adjective
1. Lacking nothing essential or normal:
Translations
سَلِيمٌلم يُمَس، سَليم
nedotčenýneporušený
intaktuskadt
vahingoittumaton
netaknut
heill, óskaddaîur
損なわれていない
원래대로의
nepaliestas
neskartsvesels
intakt
คงอยู่
bütüneksiksiztamam
nguyên vẹn

intact

[ɪnˈtækt] ADJintacto
not a window was left intactno quedó cristal sano or sin romper
I managed to keep my sense of humour intactconseguí mantener intacto or no perder mi sentido del humor

intact

[ɪnˈtækt] adj
(building, structure)intact(e)
[reputation, dignity, tradition] → intact(e)
to remain intact → rester intact
His reputation remained intact → Sa réputation est restée intacte.

intact

adj (= not damaged)unversehrt, intakt; (= whole, in one piece)intakt; not one window was left intactkein einziges Fenster blieb ganz or heil; his confidence remained intactsein Vertrauen blieb ungebrochen or unerschüttert

intact

[ɪnˈtækt] adjintatto/a

intact

(inˈtӕkt) adjective
undamaged or whole. The box was washed up on the beach with its contents still intact.

intact

سَلِيمٌ neporušený intakt intakt άθικτος intacto vahingoittumaton intact netaknut integro 損なわれていない 원래대로의 intact intakt nietknięty intacto нетронутый intakt คงอยู่ bütün nguyên vẹn 完整无缺的

intact

adj intacto
References in classic literature ?
There is one end of the room where it is almost intact, and there, when the crosslights fade and the low sun shines directly upon it, I can almost fancy radiation after all,--the interminable grotesques seem to form around a common centre and rush off in headlong plunges of equal distraction.
I don't think much of her, whosoever she is," said Christie, tossing the intact packet back into the corner.
That immaculate manliness we feel within ourselves, so far within us, that it remains intact though all the outer character seem gone; bleeds with keenest anguish at the undraped spectacle of a valor-ruined man.
It is plain, then, that phrenologically the head of this Leviathan, in the creature's living intact state, is an entire delusion.
Consider, then, Anselmo my friend, that Camilla is a diamond of the finest quality as well in thy estimation as in that of others, and that it is contrary to reason to expose her to the risk of being broken; for if she remains intact she cannot rise to a higher value than she now possesses; and if she give way and be unable to resist, bethink thee now how thou wilt be deprived of her, and with what good reason thou wilt complain of thyself for having been the cause of her ruin and thine own.
The silken curtains beside the windows were torn, while those of muslin remained intact.
Helium lies a thousand miles southwest of Zodanga, and with my compass intact I should have made the trip, barring accidents, in between four and five hours.
Two months had come and gone before the convalescent in the Sacramento hospital was identified with Kirkman, the absconding San Francisco clerk; even then, there must elapse nearly a fortnight more till the perfect stranger could be hunted up, the portmanteau recovered, and John's letter carried at length to its destination, the seal still unbroken, the inclosure still intact.
If it was that the Count carried me here and undressed me, he must have been hurried in his task, for my pockets are intact.
The nearer houses still stood intact, awaiting their fate, shadowy, faint and pallid in the steam, with the fire behind them going to and fro.
D'Artagnan, then, remained majestic and intact in his susceptibility, till he came to this unlucky city of Meung.
With his forces intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus, without losing a man, his triumph will be complete.