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in·vi·o·late  audio  (n-v-lt) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Not violated or profaned; intact: "The great inviolate place had an ancient permanence which the sea cannot claim" (Thomas Hardy).

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Latin invioltus : in-, not ; see in-1 + violtus, past participle of violre, to violate ; see violate

OTHER FORMS:
in·vio·la·cy  (-l-s) KEY  or in·vio·late·ness(Noun), in·vio·late·ly(Adverb)


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