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encapsulate

[en-kap-suh-leyt, -syoo-] /ɛnˈkæp səˌleɪt, -syʊ-/
verb (used with object), encapsulated, encapsulating.
1.
to place in or as if in a capsule.
2.
to summarize or condense.
verb (used without object), encapsulated, encapsulating.
3.
to become enclosed in or as if in a capsule.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; en-1 + capsulate
Related forms
encapsulation, noun
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  • People with old spinal cord injuries have torn and detached tissues that have been encapsulated by scar tissue.
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  • He cuts neatly around the encapsulated tumor, looking for the point of attachment.
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  • In the end, the two parties' differences have come to be encapsulated in the saga of the new presidential palace.
  • But these materials are vulnerable to moisture, making it critical that they are completely and permanently encapsulated.
British Dictionary definitions for encapsulated

encapsulate

/ɪnˈkæpsjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to enclose or be enclosed in or as if in a capsule
2.
(transitive) to sum up in a short or concise form; condense; abridge
Derived Forms
encapsulation, incapsulation, noun
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Word Origin and History for encapsulated

encapsulate

v.

1874, from en- (1) "make, put in" + capsulate (see capsule). Related: Encapsulated; encapsulating.

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encapsulated in Medicine

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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