adjective Date: 1851 1. capable of being sealed by pressure without the addition of moisture <
self-sealing envelopes
2. capable of sealing itself (as after puncture) <
a self-sealing tire

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-sealing — self seal′ing adj. capable of sealing itself automatically or without the application of adhesive, glue, or moisture …   From formal English to slang

  • self-sealing — sealing independently, becoming closed off by itself (after puncture) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-sealing — adjective 1》 (of a tyre, fuel tank, etc.) able to seal small punctures automatically. 2》 (of an envelope) self adhesive …   English new terms dictionary

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