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How would you explain ‘painted-shut” in the context?

 

Sick of the smell of artificial limes, he managed to force open the painted-shut window behind his desk, which allowed a cold, clean breeze to wipe the fusty corners of the two small rooms.

How would you explain ‘painted-shut” in the context?
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    When you carelessly paint a window frame and sill, sometime the paint causes the window to get stuck, so you can no longer open it.

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