[ en-kap-suh-leyt ]
Part of Speechverb, verbOrigin + Etymology
Late-19th century; English;; from en-, in- "into" + Latin capsula
summarize abbreviate abridge capsulizeverb
enclose envelop wrap
expand extend increase lengthenverb
uncover unwrap release
verbto summarize or condense
verbto place in or as if in a capsule
verbA) The essay worked to encapsulate the disparate schools of thought on metaphysics. B) Her notes tried to encapsulate the entirety of the lecture, to little avail.
verbA) She designed the pill to encapsulate the camera for an effective stomach study. B) Everyone says they want a food pill, but it is hard to encapsulate that many calories in a single pill.
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