Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Remaining sound, entire, or uninjured; not impaired in any way.
  • adjective Having all physical parts, especially.
  • adjective Having the hymen unbroken.
  • adjective Not castrated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Untouched, especially by anything that harms or defiles; uninjured; left complete, whole, or unimpaired.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Untouched, especially by anything that harms, defiles, or the like; uninjured; whole; undefiled; left complete or entire; not damaged.
  • adjective Uncircumcised; commonly used to describe a penis with a foreskin in intactivism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (used of domestic animals) sexually competent
  • adjective (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken
  • adjective constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged
  • adjective undamaged in any way

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin intāctus : in-, not; see in– + tāctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

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    Why Twitter Matters & The Left Should Be Nervous

  • I left the title intact but change the instances in the text.

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  • The reason why the identification will remain intact is that identified works compete on an equal footing, if not better, with any illegal, unidentified copies; there is no penalty for holding a properly identified copy so why risk holding an illegal copy?

    Copyright in a digital world

  • Among the pairings that remain intact from the previous 10 matches are

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  • Why leave a phrase intact when it could be with profit rephrased?

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  • All medications - prescription and over-the-counter - with the label intact should be brought in to the auditorium of the Alachua County Health Department, 224 S.E. 24th St., between 5 and 7 p.m.

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  • He'll have to survive a best-of-seven slam to walk away with the title intact and the $100 prize!

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  • He'll have to survive a best-of-seven slam to walk away with the title intact and the $100 prize!

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  • He'll have to survive a best-of-seven slam to walk away with the title intact and the $100 prize!

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  • He'll have to survive a best-of-seven slam to walk away with the title intact and the $100 prize!

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