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 (kăp′sə-lāt′, -lĭt, -syo͝o-) also cap·su·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
Enclosed in or formed into a capsule.

cap′su·la′tion n.
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(ˈkæpsjʊˌleɪt; -lɪt) or


within or formed into a capsule
ˌcapsuˈlation n
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(ˈkæp səˌleɪt, -lɪt, -syʊ-)

also cap•su•lat•ed

(-ˌleɪ tɪd)

enclosed in a capsule.
[1660–70; < New Latin]
cap`su•la′tion, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.capsulate - enclose in a capsule
enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap - enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"
Adj.1.capsulate - used of seeds or spores that are enclosed in a capsule
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
enclosed - closed in or surrounded or included within; "an enclosed porch"; "an enclosed yard"; "the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling"
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Amomum's fruit can be categorized into two groups: capsulate and fleshy spiny berry.
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Gu, Biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using the bacteria Rhodopseudomonas capsulate, Mater Letter, 61, 3984 (2007).
Separation of capsulate and non-capsulate Bacteroides fragilis on a discontinuous density gradient.
In this field of reference, we are going to capsulate our overall proposed work.
5); thus, solution become capsulate and as a result, suspension is thickening.
Hooks include the "Dirty Dancing" tribute episode of "The Goldbergs" and the episode in which Meredith was attacked in "Grey's Anatomy"--events that turn heads and are easy to capsulate, she says.