- 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 unseal
Though the light did not unseal his vision, it filled his heart.
I do not suppose you know how to unseal and reseal a royal document?The Saracen: The Holy War
He put in the bulkhead, and I went to the port-hole to unseal it.Pharaoh's Broker
"My lips are sealed until you unseal them," Mr. Stanlock assured them.Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains
Stella M. Francis
Unseal the closed lips: make her cry with her whole soul, 'Father, I have sinned.'Adam Bede
- 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 unseal
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