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 Dictionary entry overview: What does encapsulate mean? 

  The verb ENCAPSULATE has 2 senses:

1. enclose in a capsule or other small container
2. put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume

  Familiarity information: ENCAPSULATE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1encapsulate [BACK TO TOP]


Enclose in a capsule or other small container

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "encapsulate" is one way to...):

close in; enclose; inclose; shut in (surround completely)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Sense 2encapsulate [BACK TO TOP]


Put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


capsule; capsulise; capsulize; encapsulate

Context example:

capsulize the news

Hypernyms (to "encapsulate" is one way to...):

concentrate; condense; digest (make more concise)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP

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