[en-kap-suh-leyt, -syoo-]
verb (used with object), encapsulated, encapsulating.
to place in or as if in a capsule.
to summarize or condense.
verb (used without object), encapsulated, encapsulating.
to become enclosed in or as if in a capsule.

1860–65; en-1 + capsulate

encapsulation, noun
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encapsulate or incapsulate (ɪnˈkæpsjʊˌleɪt)
1.  to enclose or be enclosed in or as if in a capsule
2.  (tr) to sum up in a short or concise form; condense; abridge
incapsulate or incapsulate
encapsu'lation or incapsulate
incapsu'lation or incapsulate

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Word Origin & History

1874, from en- "make, put in" + capsulate (see capsule). Related: Encapsulated; encapsulation.
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encapsulate en·cap·su·late (ěn-kāp'sə-lāt')
v. en·cap·su·lat·ed, en·cap·su·lat·ing, en·cap·su·lates

  1. To form a capsule or sheath around.

  2. To become encapsulated.

en·cap'su·la'tion n.
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