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Princeton's WordNet

  1. integral, entire, intact(adj)

    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"

  2. intact, inviolate(adj)

    (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken

    "she was intact, virginal"

  3. entire, intact(adj)

    (used of domestic animals) sexually competent

    "an entire horse"

  4. intact(adj)

    undamaged in any way

    "the vase remained intact despit rough handling"


  1. intact(Adjective)

    Untouched, especially by anything that harms, defiles, or the like; uninjured; whole; undefiled; left complete or entire; not damaged.

    I packed my belongings carefully so that they would survive the move intact.

  2. intact(Adjective)

    Uncircumcised; commonly used to describe a penis with a foreskin in intactivism.

    The opposite of a circumcised penis is an intact penis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intact(adj)

    untouched, especially by anything that harms, defiles, or the like; uninjured; undefiled; left complete or entire

    Etymology: [L. intactus; pref. in- not + tactus, p. p. of tangere to touch: cf. F. intact. See In- not, and Tact, Tangent.]


  1. Intact

    Intacto is a 2001 Spanish thriller film co-written and directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and starring Leonardo Sbaraglia, Eusebio Poncela, Mónica López, Antonio Dechent, and Max von Sydow. It was first released in Spain during November, 2001, and then internationally on the film festival circuit in 2002. Rooted in magical realism, the film depicts an underground trade in luck, where fortune flows from those who have less to those who have more; the premise purports that luck can be amassed and transferred as any other commodity. The story follows several participants as they engage in literal games of chance, each one more risky than the last, to eliminate the unlucky.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intact

    in-takt′, adj. untouched, uninjured.—adj. Intact′able, not perceptible to touch.—n. Intact′ness. [L. intactusin, not, tangĕre, tactum, to touch.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. intact

    Unhurt; undamaged.

Editors Contribution

  1. intact

    A soul that is complete, loved and respected.

    She met with her uncle and had the ability to read his soul, she listened unconditionally and knows his soul is intact.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 3, 2016  
  2. intact

    Complete and in a perfect form.

    The records found had all the data and writings intact.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 6, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intact' in Adjectives Frequency: #886

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intact in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of intact in a Sentence

  1. Terry Kerby:

    Many items were amazingly intact for something that had ripped out of the hull of a sinking 400-foot-long submarine.

  2. Cathryn Nagler:

    Somehow, they're getting into the bloodstream intact, and we're wondering if that may be a unifying feature of food allergens.

  3. Cate Dyer:

    Oh yeah, I mean, if you have intact cases, which we’ve done a lot, we sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety.

  4. Rob Martin:

    To date, even taking the recent rise as given, the increase (in claims) is not sufficient to change our view that the expansion remains intact and that the economy is far from recession. Claims are very volatile.

  5. Daniel Katzive:

    The basic thesis that nothing permanently damaging has happened thus far has remained intact.

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