- 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 encapsulated
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Encapsulated peritoneal exudations near the stomach have been mistaken for gastric cancer.
As the new-formed fat is not encapsulated, extirpation of the mass is difficult and is seldom called for.
They vary in size from a pea to a hen's egg, are rounded and encapsulated.
This may be due to the setting free of encapsulated organisms, or because of a new infection at a point of least resistance.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
A cyst is usually the result of the abscess having been encapsulated and its wall not having been removed at the first operation.
- 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 encapsulated
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To form a capsule or sheath around.
- To become encapsulated.
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