re·​seal (ˌ)rē-ˈsēl How to pronounce reseal (audio)
resealed; resealing

transitive verb

: to seal (something) again: such as
: to close (something) tightly again so that air, liquid, etc., cannot get in or out
reseal a container
resealed the hole/leak
: 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
: to cover the surface of (something) again with a protective coating
The grout needs to be resealed regularly.
resealable adjective
a resealable plastic bag

Examples of reseal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The box was then resealed and taken back to the business. The Enquirer, 26 Mar. 2024 Besides the higher price tag, the drawbacks are The Coravin will not work on sparkling wines, and bottles with synthetic corks won’t reseal, so make sure this pricey gadget is right for you. Maya Polton, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2024 Pamper your hardworking granite and marble by resealing. Kathryn Weber, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Once the opener and the needle are removed, the cork reseals naturally and is ready for next time. Maya Polton, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2024 Finally, they were each resealed under FAA guidelines, according to the airline. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 31 Jan. 2024 Related Jamie Foxx Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospitalization After Burton’s initial court appearance, the government moved to reseal his criminal complaint, possibly indicating that other defendants are to be charged in connection with HyperVerse. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 9 Jan. 2024 The city press release indicates that a contractor is power-washing the benches, resealing them with an anti-graffiti coating, installing or replacing arm rests, and performing crack repairs. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Dec. 2023 Israel is struggling to reseal its southern border after Saturday’s surprise attack from Hamas militants who poured into the country from the Gaza Strip. Stephen Kalin, WSJ, 9 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reseal was in 1624

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Cite this Entry

“Reseal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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