en·​cap·​su·​lat·​ed in-ˈkap-sə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce encapsulated (audio)
: surrounded by a gelatinous or membranous envelope
encapsulated water bacteria

Examples of encapsulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Built for high-impact activities, the encapsulated molded cups work to separate and stabilize the breasts without flattening you out or causing any annoying spillage. Rozalynn S. Frazier, Travel + Leisure, 10 Feb. 2023 The encapsulated formula is made from a finely ground all-natural kratom which helps users experience fast-acting and long-lasting kratom effects. Dallas News, 30 Jan. 2023 Formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, or mineral oil, this luxurious cream features soothing oatmeal and aloe, in addition to micro-encapsulated retinol. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Jan. 2023 Should something like Vaxart’s encapsulated vaccine work out, Langel told me, COVID vaccines could even one day be shipped via mail, in a form safe and easy enough to swallow with a glass of water at home. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 21 Dec. 2022 If a thick cream isn't for you, try this milky serum that uses encapsulated retinol, alongside lactic and glycolic acid to rid dead skin cells that make stretch marks appear more prominently. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Dec. 2022 This renewing night cream uses encapsulated retinol, niacinamide, and ceramides to mildly exfoliate and balance the skin barrier by the morning. Sara Klausing, Men's Health, 13 Nov. 2022 The implementation of a digital twin is an encapsulated software object or model that mirrors a unique physical object, process, organization, person or other abstraction. Daniel Fallmann, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Closing arguments played out over three days, and offered a encapsulated versions of the different approaches to the evidence. Megan Crepeau, chicagotribune.com, 26 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Encapsulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encapsulated. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


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

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