reseal

verb re·seal \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsēl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reseal

resealed; resealing
: to seal (something) again: such as
a : to close (something) tightly again so that air, liquid, etc., cannot get in or out
  • reseal a container
  • resealed the hole/leak
b : to close (an opened envelope, bag, etc.) again especially by sticking or pressing two of its parts together
  • If not resealed well, cereal, chips, rice, and pasta go stale …
  • Good Housekeeping
  • He taught me how to … steam and reseal envelopes …
  • —Marshall N. Klimasewiski
  • Staff analysts know the molecular structure of the glue Goody's uses to seal its containers of headache powder, so investigators can tell if someone opened a package and resealed it.
  • —Howard Schneider
c : to cover the surface of (something) again with a protective coating
  • The grout needs to be resealed regularly.

resealable

play \(ˌ)rē-ˈsē-lə-bəl\ adjective
    • a resealable plastic bag

First Known Use of reseal

1624

in the meaning defined above

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