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English definition of “inviolate”

inviolate

adjective [after verb] uk   /ɪnˈvaɪə.lət/ formal us  
(that must be) not harmed or damaged: For centuries the tomb lay inviolate until, by chance, it was discovered by two miners.Safe and secure
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