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noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a design, emblem, or embossed or impressed figure used to make a document authentic or official.
The document bears the seal of the prime minister.
emblem, signet, stamp
definition 2: a device, such as a stamp or signet ring, for imprinting, embossing, or impressing such a design on a document or on a soft material such as wax.
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definition 3: a small portion of wax, lead, or the like impressed with such a design and placed on a folded letter or envelope to prevent undetected opening.
definition 4: any of various materials or objects used to close or secure something, esp. to prevent the passage of liquid or gas.
a seal on the windowsa seal on the aspirin bottle
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definition 5: that which guarantees or formalizes an agreement.
Her promise is a sufficient seal.
assurance, guarantee
definition 6: a small, decorative stamp designed to ornament envelopes, gifts, or the like and sometimes to promote a charity.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: seals, sealing, sealed
definition 1: to imprint, emboss, impress, or stick a seal upon.
The notary signed and sealed the official document.
emboss, imprint
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boss, impress, stamp
definition 2: to close, fasten, or secure using or as if using a seal.
You should seal the box with heavy-duty tape.I sealed the lids tight on all the jars of jam.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj ]
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caulk, close, cork, fasten, plug, secure, stop
definition 3: to guarantee, formalize, or confirm (an agreement or the like).
Their engagement was sealed with a kiss.
affirm, formalize
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certify, confirm, endorse, guarantee, ratify, sanction
definition 4: to decide or determine certainly and finally.
The judge sealed the killer's fate.
decide, determine
similar words:
clinch, conclude, decree, fix, resolve, settle
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derivation: sealable (adj.)
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  • sealed:
    closed tight.
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