encapsulate
[ en-kap-suh-leyt ]
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Part of Speechverb, verbOrigin + Etymology
Late-19th century; English;; from en-, in- "into" + Latin capsula
Synonyms
verb
summarize abbreviate abridge capsulize
verb
enclose envelop wrap
Antonyms
verb
expand extend increase lengthen
verb
uncover unwrap release
Definition
verbto summarize or condense
verbto place in or as if in a capsule
Examples
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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