from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To encase in or as if in a capsule.
- transitive v. To express in a brief summary; epitomize: headlines that encapsulate the news.
- intransitive v. To become encapsulated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cover something as if in a capsule.
- v. To epitomize something by expressing it as a brief summary.
- v. To enclose objects in a common interface in a way that makes them interchangeable, and guards their states from invalid changes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To inclose in a capsule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. enclose in a capsule or other small container
- v. put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
From en- + capsule + -ate. (Wiktionary)