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Examples of encapsulate in a Sentence
The contaminated material should be encapsulated and removed.
can you encapsulate the president's speech in about a paragraph?
Recent Examples of encapsulate from the Web
The first period encapsulated the series: Nashville had more shots on goal, but Pittsburgh scored more goals.
The roughly 100-mile stretch encompassing the park, private land and two towns, all patrolled by the same sector headquarters of CBP, encapsulates how much the Border Patrol mission can vary -- and how a cookie cutter solution is misguided.
As arranged by former CSO music director Artur Rodzinski, the 25-minute suite encapsulates the finest music from this treasurable opera, and the Chicago Symphony gave it its most sumptuous attention.
Price's debut show encapsulates her love of photography, travel and her father.
Michelle's breezy pants, white top, and equally glamorous shades encapsulated the same Obamas-on-vacation feel.
High-resolution video encapsulates the Taurus in a simulated city with other vehicles and pedestrians that respond to the driver's actions.
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Did You Know?
Encapsulate and its related noun, "capsule," derive from "capsula," a diminutive form of the Latin noun capsa, meaning "box." "Capsa" also gave us our noun "case" (the container kind; the legal sense has a different origin). The original sense of encapsulate, meaning "to enclose something in a capsule," first appeared in the late 19th century. Its extended meaning, "to give a summary or synopsis of something," plays on the notion of a capsule as something compact, self-contained, and often easily digestible (as in a capsule of medicine). There is also a verb "capsule," which is more or less synonymous with "encapsulate."
First Known Use of encapsulate
ENCAPSULATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of encapsulate for English Language Learners
: 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
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
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