[ en-kap-suh-leyt, -syoo- ]
/ ɛnˈkæp səˌleɪt, -syʊ- /
verb (used with object), en·cap·su·lat·ed, en·cap·su·lat·ing.
to place in or as if in a capsule.
to summarize or condense.
verb (used without object), en·cap·su·lat·ed, en·cap·su·lat·ing.
to become enclosed in or as if in a capsule.
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OTHER WORDS FROM encapsulateen·cap·su·la·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for encapsulation
RS: My encapsulation of American history: The goofy experience and the thread.The American Prophet of Delusion: Robert Stone in Conversation|David Samuels|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The final game was an encapsulation: Federer, serving at 2-5, blows two easy backhands and an easy forehand to reach 15-40.
British Dictionary definitions for encapsulation
/ (ɪnˈkæpsjʊˌleɪt) /
to enclose or be enclosed in or as if in a capsule
(tr) to sum up in a short or concise form; condense; abridge
Derived forms of encapsulateencapsulation or incapsulation, noun
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Medical definitions for encapsulation
[ ĕn-kăp′sə-lāt′ ]
To form a capsule or sheath around.
To become encapsulated.
Other words from encapsulateen•cap′su•la′tion n.
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