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[kap-suh-lahyz, -syoo-]
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verb (used with object), cap·sul·ized, cap·sul·iz·ing.
  1. to summarize or make very concise; capsule.
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Also especially British, cap·sul·ise.

Origin of capsulize

First recorded in 1945–50; capsule + -ize
Related formscap·sul·i·za·tion, noun
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Related Words for capsulize

summarize, cut, abbreviate, abridge, shorten, condense, digest, capsulize, reduce, contract, compress, synopsize

British Dictionary definitions for capsulize



verb (tr)
  1. to state (information) in a highly condensed form
  2. to enclose in a capsule
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Word Origin and History for capsulize


of news, etc., 1950, from capsule + -ize. Related: Capsulized; capsulizing.

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