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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.
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Noun1.intactness - the state of being unimpaired
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection - the state of being without a flaw or defect
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The bones were in a fair state of preservation and indicated by their intactness that the flesh had probably been picked from them by vultures as none was broken; but the pieces of equipment bore out the suggestion of their great age.
GEA OxyCheck the unique in-line system from GEA for monitoring the quality of remaining oxygen content and the intactness of MAP packaging
Photo for Egypt Today What makes this museum the best of its kind is the large number of antiquities and their intactness.
I'd heard it all my life from Bob Barker, and now our veterinarian and random strangers who noticed my pup's intactness asked if we were going to keep him that way.
Seasonality affects post-thaw plasma membrane intactness and sperm velocities in spermatozoa from Thai AI swamp buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis).
This suggests that the poem is attempting to recover a lost originary language in which signifier and signified naturally coincide, where Thomas Fairfax as a heroic subject is fully realized and where the wounds he administered on the battlefield are translated into healing marks on trees that inscribe his mastery and intactness as a subject.
Thus, on the basis of intactness of the styloid process, 140 skulls were taken up for the present study.
One forty two subjects who responded (76 %) reported having normal skin condition in term of intactness and sensation while forty subjects (21%) had instances of hand irritation.
Suffering is "the state of severe distress associated with events that threaten the intactness of the person" (Cassel, 1982, p.
If the tie to the parent is fabricated or exaggerated, the struggle is endless, and the intactness of one's own ego is at risk.
As facial laceration is a very common problem in pediatric population, surgical research continues aiming at cosmetic intactness, decreasing operative/ post operative pain and improving wound healing.