Definition of Intact

1. Adjective. Constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged. "Fought to keep the union intact"

Exact synonyms: Entire, Integral
Similar to: Whole
Derivative terms: Entireness, Intactness, Integrality

2. Adjective. (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken. "She was intact, virginal"
Exact synonyms: Inviolate
Similar to: Uninjured
Derivative terms: Intactness

3. Adjective. (used of domestic animals) sexually competent. "An entire horse"
Exact synonyms: Entire
Similar to: Uncastrated
Derivative terms: Intactness

4. Adjective. Undamaged in any way. "The vase remained intact despit rough handling"
Similar to: Undamaged
Derivative terms: Intactness

Definition of Intact

1. a. Untouched, especially by anything that harms, defiles, or the like; uninjured; undefiled; left complete or entire.

Definition of Intact

1. Adjective. Untouched, especially by anything that harms, defiles, or the like; uninjured; whole; undefiled; left complete or entire; not damaged. ¹

2. Adjective. Uncircumcised; commonly used to describe a penis with a foreskin in intactivism. ¹

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Definition of Intact

1. not damaged in any way [adj] : INTACTLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Intact

1. Of a living body or its parts: physically and functionally complete: having no relevant component removed or destroyed. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Intact

int 1
int 2
intact dilation and extractions
intaglio printing

Literary usage of Intact

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Jarratt and Nowell (9) noted that the absence of the adrenal medulla did not prevent the usual fluctuations in the blood sugar level observed in intact rats ..."

2. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1907)
"If the latter contains no intact sensitive fibers, the entire nerve is to be ... The central implantation method (II) may be used if the intact nerve is of ..."

3. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Original by James Brown Scott, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division of International Law (1921)
"That is why the German delegation proposes that Article 1 of the project be preserved intact. Captain Ottley states that the British delegation is disposed ..."

4. The Modern Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1894)
"The second, which operates on youth, works intact until 1850.—Why it remains intact.— Motives of governors.—Motives of the governed. II. ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"The food ovum, part of which is shown in the figure, is still intact; it has not yet undergone the breakdown of structure which is soon to take place. ..."

6. The Connoisseur by Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, Mr Town, George Lyttelton Lyttelton (1902)
"There is a copy of Clarendon's "History of the Rebellion"—the author's desk, with quills and sealing wax intact, stands in the Picture Gallery—bound in ..."

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