unseal


unseal

verb (used with object)

  1. to break or remove the seal of; open, as something sealed or firmly closed: to unseal a letter; to unseal a tomb.
  2. to free from constraint, as a person’s thought, speech, or behavior: Their friendship unsealed her vivacity.

verb (tr)

  1. to remove or break the seal of
  2. 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.).

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