encapsulated

adjective
en·​cap·​su·​lat·​ed | \ in-ˈkap-sə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce encapsulated (audio) , en- \

Definition of encapsulated

1 : surrounded by a gelatinous or membranous envelope encapsulated water bacteria

Examples of encapsulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Working with Marty became almost like an encapsulated ecosystem that vastly enhanced my knowledge and appreciation for cinema as an entire art form historically. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Martin Scorsese Urges Commitment to Art Over Algorithms: "It's All an Illusion"," 15 Nov. 2019 Other rare Star Wars items in the auction include a Sand People 12-Back pre-production figure and an encapsulated action figure of Bib Fortuna, both estimated to be worth between $10,000 and $75,000 each. Fox News, "Rare Star Wars toy could be worth $500G," 24 Oct. 2019 They could be delivered individually, but will more often be part of a collective system called an encapsulated payload. The Economist, "Submarine-launched drone platoons will soon be emerging from the sea," 22 June 2019 The answer rode along the beam of an LED flashlight piercing the utter blackness of an encapsulated world 200 feet removed from civilization. azcentral, "AZ Memo: Arizona car registration could cost you more soon + 3 other things to read this morning," 5 Mar. 2018 Alderman, who spoke at a school-board meeting in North Haven earlier this year, feels that even the encapsulated crumb rubber the town plans to install comes with issues. Alex Putterman, The Atlantic, "The School Synthetic-Turf Wars," 12 Oct. 2017 This sketch perfectly encapsulated conversations many white liberals had at parties on election night. Elahe Izadi, chicagotribune.com, "'SNL's' 10 best political sketches this season," 22 May 2017 In a mere 22 seconds-even on the move at speeds up to 25 miles per hour-the occupants within the 1 Series Convertible can go from encapsulated comfort to top-down exhileration. Matthew Phenix, WIRED, "BMW Uncovers U.S.-Bound 1-series Convertible," 30 Sep. 2007

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'encapsulated.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of encapsulated

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about encapsulated

Time Traveler for encapsulated

Time Traveler

The first known use of encapsulated was in 1894

See more words from the same year

Statistics for encapsulated

Cite this Entry

“Encapsulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encapsulated. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for encapsulated

encapsulated

adjective
en·​cap·​su·​lat·​ed

Medical Definition of encapsulated

: surrounded by a gelatinous or membranous envelope an encapsulated drug encapsulated bacteria

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on encapsulated

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for encapsulated

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with encapsulated

Britannica English: Translation of encapsulated for Arabic Speakers

Comments on encapsulated

What made you want to look up encapsulated? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!