unsealed

[uhn-seeld]
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; Middle English unseled; see un-1, seal1, -ed2

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unseal

[uhn-seel]
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

unsealable, adjective
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unseal (ʌnˈsiːl)
 
vb
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
 
un'sealable
 
adj

unsealed (ʌnˈsiːld)
 
adj
1.  not sealed
2.  (Austral), (NZ) (of a road) surfaced with road metal not bound by bitumen or other sealant

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unseal
early 15c., from un- (2) + seal (v.). Cf. M.Du. ontsegelen, O.H.G. intsigilan. Related: Unsealed (late 14c.).
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Example sentences
With the well unsealed, substantial amounts of the gas were released into the gulf.
The indictment was unsealed earlier today during the initial appearances of two of the defendants.
Use of unsealed byproduct material for which a written directive is required.
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