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encapsulate

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

Simple Definition of encapsulate

  • : 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

en·cap·su·lat·eden·cap·su·lat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to enclose in or as if in a capsule <a pilot encapsulated in the cockpit>

  3. 2 :  epitomize, summarize <encapsulate an era in an aphorism>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become encapsulated

en·cap·su·la·tion play \-ˌkap-sə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Examples of encapsulate

  1. The contaminated material should be encapsulated and removed.

  2. <can you encapsulate the president's speech in about a paragraph?>



1872

First Known Use of encapsulate

1872

Rhymes with encapsulate

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Medical Dictionary

encapsulate

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verb en·cap·su·late \in-ˈkap-sə-ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of encapsulate

en·cap·su·lat·eden·cap·su·lat·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to surround, encase, or protect in or as if in a capsule <DNA has been encapsulated in microspheres—Paul Smaglik>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become encapsulated <a bacillus that encapsulates in the human body>

  5. en·cap·su·la·tion \-ˌkap-sə-ˈlā-shən\play noun




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