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
2 : condensed

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Recent Examples on the Web With a focus on 100% recyclable packaging, this line offers a proprietary Bleu Molecule Complex (aka micro-encapsulated sugar molecules acting as a natural ingredient delivery system) that Rosales loves for clients who dye. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, "The Best New Shampoo For Your Hair Type, According to Experts," 15 Mar. 2021 The encapsulated powder loads through the breech and sits directly under the projectile. Brad Fenson, Outdoor Life, "The FireStick Is Just the Latest Innovation in the Evolution of Muzzleloaders," 28 Oct. 2020 In 2020, Federal Premium Ammunition introduced the FireStick, an encapsulated propellant that is easy to load and impervious to the elements, and that allows a break-action muzzleloader to be charged or uncharged within seconds. Brad Fenson, Outdoor Life, "The FireStick Is Just the Latest Innovation in the Evolution of Muzzleloaders," 28 Oct. 2020 Such encapsulated spaces promote pretend play, give children a sense of agency and power over their environment and even change social hierarchies among children — from leadership by brute physical strength to imaginative world-building skills. Malia Wollan, New York Times, "How to Build a Fort," 5 May 2020 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

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First Known Use of encapsulated

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of encapsulated was in 1894

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22 Mar 2021

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“Encapsulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encapsulated. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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

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