verb (used with object)
- to break or remove the seal of; open, as something sealed or firmly closed: to unseal a letter; to unseal a tomb.
- to free from constraint, as a person’s thought, speech, or behavior: Their friendship unsealed her vivacity.
- to remove or break the seal of
- to reveal or free (something concealed or closed as if sealed)to unseal one’s lips
v.early 15c., from un- (2) + seal (v.). Cf. Middle Dutch ontsegelen, Old High German intsigilan. Related: Unsealed (late 14c.).