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self-sealing

[ self-see-ling, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈsi lɪŋ, ˈsɛlf- /
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adjective
capable of sealing itself automatically or without the application of adhesive, glue, or moisture: a self-sealing automobile tire; self-sealing envelopes.
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Origin of self-sealing

First recorded in 1920–25

OTHER WORDS FROM self-sealing

self-sealer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-sealing

self-sealing

adjective
(esp of an envelope) designed to become sealed with the application of pressure only
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