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INTACT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intact mean? 

INTACT (adjective)
  The adjective INTACT has 5 senses:

1. constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged
2. not impaired or diminished in any way
3. (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken
4. (used of domestic animals) sexually competent
5. undamaged in any way; whole

  Familiarity information: INTACT used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTACT (adjective)


Sense 1intact [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged

Synonyms:

intact; entire; integral

Context examples:

a local motion keepeth bodies integral / was able to keep the collection entire during his lifetime / fought to keep the union intact

Similar:

whole (including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete)


Sense 2intact [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not impaired or diminished in any way

Synonyms:

intact; whole

Context examples:

emerged from the trial with his prestige intact / the blast left his hearing intact

Similar:

unimpaired (not damaged or diminished in any respect)


Sense 3intact [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a woman) having the hymen unbroken

Synonyms:

inviolate; intact

Context example:

she was intact, virginal

Similar:

uninjured (not injured physically or mentally)


Sense 4intact [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of domestic animals) sexually competent

Synonyms:

entire; intact

Context example:

an entire horse

Similar:

uncastrated (not castrated)


Sense 5intact [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Undamaged in any way; whole

Context example:

the vase remained intact despite rough handling

Similar:

undamaged (not harmed or spoiled; sound)


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