encased, closed in by a capsule
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  • Capsulate — Cap su*late, Capsulated Cap su*la ted, a. Inclosed in a capsule, or as in a chest or box; esp. (Botany) enclosed in a seed capsule; of seeds or spores. Syn: encapsulated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capsulate — [kap′səlāt΄, kap′syo͞o′lāt΄, kap′səlit, kap′syo͞o′lit] adj. contained in or formed into a capsule: also capsulated …   English World dictionary

  • capsulate — capsule ► NOUN 1) a small soluble case of gelatin containing a dose of medicine, swallowed whole. 2) a small case or container. 3) a space capsule. 4) Botany a dry fruit that releases its seeds by bursting open when ripe. DERIVATIVES capsular… …   English terms dictionary

  • capsulate — adj. [L. dim. capsa, box] In the form of, or enclosed within a capsule …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • capsulate — capsulation, n. /kap seuh layt , lit, syoo /, adj. enclosed in or formed into a capsule. Also, capsulated. [1660 70; < NL capsulatus. See CAPSULE, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • capsulate — v. enclose in a capsule; put in condensed form adj. in the form of a capsule, in compact form …   English contemporary dictionary

  • capsulate — cap·su·late …   English syllables

  • capsulate — cap•su•late [[t]ˈkæp səˌleɪt, lɪt, syʊ [/t]] also cap•su•lat•ed [[t] ˌleɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. enclosed in a capsule • Etymology: 1660–70; < NL cap su•la′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • capsulate — /ˈkæpsjəleɪt/ (say kapsyuhlayt), / lət/ (say luht) adjective enclosed in or formed into a capsule. Also, capsulated …   Australian English dictionary

  • capsulate — I verb enclose in a capsule • Syn: ↑capsule, ↑capsulize, ↑capsulise • Derivationally related forms: ↑capsule • Hypernyms: ↑envelop, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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