Definition of intact adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtækt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtækt//
[not usually before noun]
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complete and not damaged synonym undamaged Most of the house remains intact even after two hundred years. He emerged from the trial with his reputation intact. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin intactus, from in- ‘not’ + tactus (past participle of tangere ‘touch’).Extra examples The character of the original house is very much intact. The collection should be kept completely intact. The mill machinery is still intact. The team returns largely intact to defend its title. We found the tomb perfectly intact. a group of old army buildings that had been left largely intact a hero who always escaped by the skin of his teeth, emerging miraculously intact after each cliff-hanging episode
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