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intact Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged
    entire; integral.
    • a local motion keepeth bodies integral"- Bacon
    • was able to keep the collection entire during his lifetime
    • fought to keep the union intact
  2. adjective satellite (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken
    • she was intact, virginal
  3. adjective satellite (used of domestic animals) sexually competent
    • an entire horse
  4. adjective satellite undamaged in any way
    • the vase remained intact despit rough handling

In*tact" adjective
L. intactus; pref. in- not + tactus, p. p. of tangere to touch: cf. F. intact. See In- not, and Tact, Tangent.
  1. Untouched, especially by anything that harms, defiles, or the like; uninjured; undefiled; left complete or entire. Buckle.
    When all external differences have passed away, one element remains intact, unchanged, -- the everlasting basis of our common nature, the human soul. F. W. Robertson.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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