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From Middle English unsele, from Old English unsǣle, from Proto-Germanic *unsēliz, from *un- + *sēliz, equivalent to un- +‎ seel.


unseel (third-person singular simple present unseels, present participle unseeling, simple past and past participle unseeled)

  1. (obsolete) To open, as the eyes of a hawk that have been seeled.
  2. (obsolete, by extension) To give light to; to enlighten.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unseel in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)