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self-sealing

[self-see-ling, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈsi lɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
capable of sealing itself automatically or without the application of adhesive, glue, or moisture:
a self-sealing automobile tire; self-sealing envelopes.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
Related forms
self-sealer, noun
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  • self-sealing filling valves, suitable for use with fine aggregate concrete, shall be installed at predetermined locations.
  • The rubber also contains a self-sealing material to re-close small holes.
  • As the warm days of summer end, shingles are not warmed up enough to activate the self-sealing compound on the shingle.
British Dictionary definitions for self-sealing

self-sealing

adjective
1.
(esp of an envelope) designed to become sealed with the application of pressure only
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