[ uhn-seel ]
/ ʌnˈsil /

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.


Origin of unseal

1375–1425; late Middle English unselen; see un-2, seal1

Related forms

un·seal·a·ble, adjective
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/ (ʌnˈsiːl) /

verb (tr)

to remove or break the seal of
to reveal or free (something concealed or closed as if sealed)to unseal one's lips

Derived Forms

unsealable, adjective
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