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verb en·cap·su·late \in-ˈkap-sə-ˌlāt, en-\

: to show or express the main idea or quality of (something) in a brief way

: to completely cover (something) especially so that it will not touch anything else


Full Definition of ENCAPSULATE

transitive verb
:  to enclose in or as if in a capsule <a pilot encapsulated in the cockpit>
:  epitomize, summarize <encapsulate an era in an aphorism>
intransitive verb
:  to become encapsulated
en·cap·su·la·tion \-ˌkap-sə-ˈlā-shən\ noun


  1. The contaminated material should be encapsulated and removed.
  2. <can you encapsulate the president's speech in about a paragraph?>

First Known Use of ENCAPSULATE



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Medical Dictionary


verb en·cap·su·late \in-ˈkap-sə-ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of ENCAPSULATE

transitive verb
:  to surround, encase, or protect in or as if in a capsule <DNA has been encapsulated in microspheres—Paul Smaglik>
intransitive verb
:  to become encapsulated <a bacillus that encapsulates in the human body>
en·cap·su·la·tion \-ˌkap-sə-ˈlā-shən\ noun


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