- to place in or as if in a capsule.
- to summarize or condense.
- to become enclosed in or as if in a capsule.
Origin of encapsulate
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Examples from the Web for encapsulate
This week, books that encapsulate the enthusiasm of youth and the battered truth of age, from Danielewski to Daniel Mendelsohn.This Week’s Hot Reads: Oct. 7, 2012
October 7, 2012
This Noah Smith post on poverty in Japan seems to encapsulate it pretty well.What Does it Mean to Be Poor?
September 17, 2012
- to enclose or be enclosed in or as if in a capsule
- (tr) to sum up in a short or concise form; condense; abridge
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Word Origin and History for encapsulate
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To form a capsule or sheath around.
- To become encapsulated.
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