Unseal
Unseal Un*seal" ([u^]n*s[=e]l"), v. t. [1st pref. un- + seal.] 1. To break or remove the seal of; to open, as what is sealed; as, to unseal a letter. [1913 Webster]

Unable to unseal his lips beyond the width of a quarter of an inch. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To disclose, as a secret. [Obs.] --The Coronation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • unseal — index bare, disclose, reveal, unveil Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unseal — (v.) early 15c., from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + SEAL (Cf. seal) (v.). Cf. M.Du. ontsegelen, O.H.G. intsigilan. Related: Unsealed (late 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unseal — [unsēl′] vt. 1. to break or remove the seal of 2. to open (something sealed or closed as if sealed) …   English World dictionary

  • unseal — unsealable, adj. /un seel /, v.t. 1. to break or remove the seal of; open, as something sealed or firmly closed: to unseal a letter; to unseal a tomb. 2. to free from constraint, as a person s thought, speech, or behavior: Their friendship… …   Universalium

  • unseal — /ʌnˈsil/ (say un seel) verb (t) 1. to break or remove the seal of. 2. to open, as something sealed or firmly closed: nothing will unseal my lips on that topic. {un 2 + seal1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • unseal — transitive verb Date: 12th century to break or remove the seal of ; open …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unseal — verb To break the seal of (something) in order to open it …   Wiktionary

  • unseal — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. unlock, free, remove, crack; see break 1 , open 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • unseal — v. break the seal of, open …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unseal — verb remove or break the seal of …   English new terms dictionary

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