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unsealed

[uhn-seeld] /ʌnˈsild/
adjective
1.
not sealed; not stamped or marked with a seal:
unsealed cargo.
2.
not shut or closed with or as if with a seal:
an unsealed letter; an unsealed crate.
3.
not verified, certain, or confirmed:
His fate was still unsealed.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English unseled; see un-1, seal1, -ed2

unseal

[uhn-seel] /ʌnˈsil/
verb (used with object)
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 unsealed her vivacity.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English unselen; see un-2, seal1
Related forms
unsealable, adjective
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  • With the well unsealed, substantial amounts of the gas were released into the gulf.
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British Dictionary definitions for unsealed

unsealed

/ʌnˈsiːld/
adjective
1.
not sealed
2.
(Austral & NZ) (of a road) surfaced with road metal not bound by bitumen or other sealant

unseal

/ʌnˈsiːl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to remove or break the seal of
2.
to reveal or free (something concealed or closed as if sealed): to unseal one's lips
Derived Forms
unsealable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for unsealed

unseal

v.

early 15c., from un- (2) + seal (v.). Cf. Middle Dutch ontsegelen, Old High German intsigilan. Related: Unsealed (late 14c.).

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