Definition of reseal in English:

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reseal

Pronunciation: /ˌrēˈsēl/

verb

[with object]
1Seal (something) again.
Example sentences
  • For example, a man comes to your door offering you a great deal on resealing a driveway.
  • Staff resealed the ballot box, witnessed by others.
  • The colleague then informed the experimenter of the participant number and resealed the envelope.
1.1 [no object] (Of something previously open) reform or accept a seal: the pores reseal within seconds as the inner liquid leaks out
More example sentences
  • However, once pierced, the gas canister cannot be resealed.
  • The burst relaxed the critically strained membrane, which then apparently resealed.
  • Admittedly, two of the envelopes appeared to have been opened then resealed.

Derivatives

resealable

Pronunciation: /ˌrēˈsēləbl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Prepare the vegetables, then place them in a resealable plastic bag and chill until needed.
  • The only noticeable differences were the lack of resealable containers in the case of the orange juice, which limited its shelf life once opened at home.
  • Place your salts in a large glass bowl or resealable plastic bag.

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Syllabification: re·seal

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