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seal1

seal1

 
 
pronunciation:
sil
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a design that is stamped on wax or other soft material. Seals are used to make a document authentic or official.
The letter carried the seal of the president.
definition 2: a material or object used to close something tightly.
Aspirin bottles have seals so that small children can't open them and harm themselves.
similar words:
cap
definition 3: a stamp or sticker used for decoration or to raise money for a cause.
We put seals with snowmen on our holiday cards.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sealed, sealing, seals
definition 1: to close using a seal.
Seal the box with tape.
similar words:
caulk, close, cork, fasten, plug, secure, stop
definition 2: to settle with an action that is a sign of agreement.
Joseph and Tom sealed their agreement by shaking hands.
similar words:
confirm, endorse, guarantee, ratify, sanction
derivation: sealable (adj.)
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Are you looking for the word ceiling (the top of a room)? Sealing and ceiling sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • sealed:
    closed tight.
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