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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Enclosed by a protective coating or membrane: an encapsulated bacterium.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of encapsulate.

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Examples

  • Since his first election in 1992, Stupak was one of the most conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives, a moniker encapsulated by his staunch support for gun rights -- not a surprise, since his district covered Michigan's rural upper peninsula or "Yooper," where 60 percent of households have guns (about twice the national average).

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  • The meaning of the song in encapsulated in the following lyric:

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  • Puretag's streamline design offers a glue free label encapsulated flush with the external surface of the hose.

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  • But people don’t write or speak in encapsulated single thoughts – they communicate in texts, in paragraphs, in extended discourse.

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  • Sprung's title encapsulated the reaction to Westen by keepers of the neoliberal Beltanschaunng, or Beltway worldview, such as Fareed Zakaria and Jonathan Chait, who, as I showed at length right here, mocked what Chait called "Westen's lengthy, attention-grabbing... parody of liberal fantasizing."

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  • Top golfers were asked to putt while thinking about a word that encapsulated the entire putting motion (such as smooth) instead of words that represented physical aspects of their technique (such as head, knees, and arms).

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  • The ingredients are spray-dried and encapsulated, which is said to standardize their strength and flavour profile, while protecting them from degradation over time

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  • There seems to be a grey area between a fetus in fetu and what is called a teratoma: a kind of encapsulated tumor which contains tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of all three germ layers.

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  • Research shows that children of divorce fare best when they are kept as far away from the conflict as possible (when conflict is "encapsulated") and/or when the level of conflict is low (often a goal in mediation as opposed to in litigation).

    Abby Tolchinsky: Parallel Parenting

  • Further compounding the problem is that work that was performed "seat of the pants" in the past, has been "encapsulated" or "captured" as procedures and computer tools.

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