AskDefine | Define intact

Dictionary Definition

intact adj
1 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" [syn: integral, entire]
2 not impaired or diminished in any way; "emerged from the trial with his prestige intact"; "the blast left his hearint intact"
3 (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken; "she was intact, virginal" [syn: inviolate]
4 (used of domestic animals) sexually competent; "an entire horse" [syn: entire]
5 undamaged in any way; whole; "the vase remained intact despite rough handling"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. 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.


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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