- 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.
Origin of unsealed
- 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.
Origin of unseal
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Examples from the Web for unsealed
When the transcripts were unsealed in court, it became apparent that the affair with secretary was just one of many liaisons.Jersey’s True-Life Tony Soprano: Meet the DeCavalcante Crime Family
June 21, 2013
By 2003, two former Pentagon officials had unsealed an indictment against Taylor.Liberian Nostalgia for War Criminal Charles Taylor
April 28, 2012
L.A. County has just unsealed over 1,000 pages of grand jury transcripts from the indictment in the Grim Sleep serial-killer case.What's in the Grim Sleeper's Grand Jury Transcripts
May 6, 2011
Bottles were unsealed and they began to prepare the morning meal.
By this awful pause the storm penetrated the defences of the man and unsealed his lips.Typhoon
But now it is over—gloriously over—and so my lips are unsealed at last.Danger! and Other Stories
Arthur Conan Doyle
It was unsealed, and she slipped in her finger and pulled out—a pawn ticket!The Green Rust
I intimated it would save time if she left her letters to him unsealed.Special Messenger</p>
Robert W. Chambers
- 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
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Word Origin and History for unsealed
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