[kap-suh-lahyz, -syoo-]

verb (used with object), cap·sul·ized, cap·sul·iz·ing.

to summarize or make very concise; capsule.

Also especially British, cap·sul·ise.

Origin of capsulize

First recorded in 1945–50; capsule + -ize
Related formscap·sul·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for capsulize



verb (tr)

to state (information) in a highly condensed form
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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