unseal


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un·seal

 (ŭn-sēl′)
tr.v. un·sealed, un·seal·ing, un·seals
To break or remove the seal of; open.

unseal

(ʌnˈsiːl)
vb (tr)
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.
unˈsealable adj

un•seal

(ʌnˈsil)

v.t.
to break or remove the seal of; open.
[1375–1425]
un•seal′a•ble, adj.

unseal


Past participle: unsealed
Gerund: unsealing

Imperative
unseal
unseal
Present
I unseal
you unseal
he/she/it unseals
we unseal
you unseal
they unseal
Preterite
I unsealed
you unsealed
he/she/it unsealed
we unsealed
you unsealed
they unsealed
Present Continuous
I am unsealing
you are unsealing
he/she/it is unsealing
we are unsealing
you are unsealing
they are unsealing
Present Perfect
I have unsealed
you have unsealed
he/she/it has unsealed
we have unsealed
you have unsealed
they have unsealed
Past Continuous
I was unsealing
you were unsealing
he/she/it was unsealing
we were unsealing
you were unsealing
they were unsealing
Past Perfect
I had unsealed
you had unsealed
he/she/it had unsealed
we had unsealed
you had unsealed
they had unsealed
Future
I will unseal
you will unseal
he/she/it will unseal
we will unseal
you will unseal
they will unseal
Future Perfect
I will have unsealed
you will have unsealed
he/she/it will have unsealed
we will have unsealed
you will have unsealed
they will have unsealed
Future Continuous
I will be unsealing
you will be unsealing
he/she/it will be unsealing
we will be unsealing
you will be unsealing
they will be unsealing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unsealing
you have been unsealing
he/she/it has been unsealing
we have been unsealing
you have been unsealing
they have been unsealing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unsealing
you will have been unsealing
he/she/it will have been unsealing
we will have been unsealing
you will have been unsealing
they will have been unsealing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unsealing
you had been unsealing
he/she/it had been unsealing
we had been unsealing
you had been unsealing
they had been unsealing
Conditional
I would unseal
you would unseal
he/she/it would unseal
we would unseal
you would unseal
they would unseal
Past Conditional
I would have unsealed
you would have unsealed
he/she/it would have unsealed
we would have unsealed
you would have unsealed
they would have unsealed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unseal - break the seal ofunseal - break the seal of; "He unsealed the letter"
open, open up - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
seal - close with or as if with a seal; "She sealed the letter with hot wax"
Translations

unseal

[ˈʌnˈsiːl] VTdesellar, abrir

unseal

vtöffnen; (= remove wax seal also)entsiegeln
References in classic literature ?
It would be some relief to unseal his tongue for a little while; to divide his burden of distress with another suf- ferer.
Unseal the closed lips: make her cry with her whole soul, 'Father, I have sinned.'..."
One was in a strong masculine hand and was unsealed. The other, in a woman's hand, was sealed.
But I opened the door to find again, in a flash, my eyes unsealed. In the presence of what I saw I reeled straight back upon my resistance.
At length, when the last pint is casked, and all is cool, then the great hatchways are unsealed, the bowels of the ship are thrown open, and down go the casks to their final rest in the sea.
He received the letter from the Prince de Conde with a haggard look, unsealed it as he would have unsealed a suspicious packet, and in order to read it so that no one should remark the effects of it upon his countenance, he turned round.
"Well," said he, "let us see, gentlemen, what are his Eminence's commands," and D'Artagnan unsealed the letter and read,
The orders will not reach them until after my return, if I should return free, and consequently they will not have been unsealed. I shall take them back again.
He reminded her Ladyship that she had left her letter, with a bank-note inclosed in it, unsealed. Absorbed in the dog, Lady Lydiard answered, "Isabel is doing nothing, let Isabel seal it.
And when he had drunk it Martin's lips were unsealed, and he told her that all his power lay in the magic ring that he wore on his finger, and he described to her how to use it, and, still speaking, he fell into a deep sleep.
The lawyer unsealed it, and several enclosures fell to the floor.
The second and fourth were unsealed. I was just about to look at them when I saw the door handle move.