- not sealed; not stamped or marked with a seal: unsealed cargo.
- not shut or closed with or as if with a seal: an unsealed letter; an unsealed crate.
- not verified, certain, or confirmed: His fate was still unsealed.
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.
- not sealed
- Australian and NZ (of a road) surfaced with road metal not bound by bitumen or other sealant
- 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.).