from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To break or remove the seal of; open.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To open (a thing) after it has been sealed; free from a seal; hence, to open, in a general sense. To disclose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To break or remove the seal of; to open, as what is sealed.
  • transitive verb obsolete To disclose, as a secret.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To break the seal of (something) in order to open it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb break the seal of


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word unseal.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.