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[kap-suh-lahyz, -syoo-] /ˈkæp səˌlaɪz, -syʊ-/
verb (used with object), capsulized, capsulizing.
to summarize or make very concise; capsule.
Origin of capsulize
1945-50; capsule + -ize
Related forms
capsulization, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for capsulize
  • They often summarize or capsulize the overall thrust of a process.
  • The poems capture and capsulize some wonders and some warts.
  • She thinks that staff can take the flavor and intent of it, capsulize it, and use it in other reports.
  • We're going to kind of capsulize whether yea or nay, versus a long discussion.
  • The following summaries of the subcommittee reports capsulize the work and eventual output of each of the subcommittees.
British Dictionary definitions for capsulize


verb (transitive)
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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