Definition of Seal off

1. Verb. Make tight; secure against leakage. "They want to seal off the doors"; "Seal the windows"

Exact synonyms: Seal
Generic synonyms: Close, Shut
Related verbs: Seal
Specialized synonyms: Reseal, Waterproof, Calk, Caulk, Pack
Derivative terms: Seal, Sealant, Sealer

2. Verb. Impose a blockade on.
Exact synonyms: Blockade
Generic synonyms: Beleaguer, Besiege, Circumvent, Hem In, Surround
Derivative terms: Blockade

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seal Off

seal-fin deformity
seal bomb
seal dribble
seal finger
seal fingers
seal in
seal limbs
seal of approval
seal off (current term)
seal oil
seal point
seal ring
seal script
seal the deal
sealant backing

Literary usage of Seal off

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1. Fur Seal Arbitration: Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration, Convened by Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration (1895)
"... lit-st find time seal off Cape Flattery in Jan- Lottie. nary. ... a bull seal off time coast of ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"rise sufficiently to seal off the 300-ft. level. From that point on, the water rose ... In some cases we were able to seal off with stoppings; in others, ..."

3. The Roswell Report: Fact Vs. Fiction in the New Mexico Desert by Richard L. Weaver (1997)
"A small electrically detonated charge. restraining cord and allows a needle valve to seal off the diaphragm from any further access to the air (fig. 2). ..."

4. Practical Physical Chemistry by Alexander Findlay (1920)
"seal off/. Immerse the apparatus completely in the water of a thermostat with transparent sides, and regulate the temperature carefully to about 28°. ..."

5. Mining: A Journal Devoted to the Interests of Mines and Mining Students (1894)
"I should first seal off the stopping where the return air comes out, ... In no case would I seal off the in-take stopping first, as in most cases it would ..."

6. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1913)
"When the bulb is half full seal off the empty end of the tube in the flame of a candle or match. As soon as this cools, shake the blood into the sealed end ..."

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