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capsule

 
Noun capsule has 7 senses
  1. capsule - a small container
    --1 is a kind of
    container
    --1 has particulars: paintball
  2. capsule - a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside
    --2 is a kind of
    pill, lozenge, tablet, tab
    Derived form: verb capsulate1
  3. capsule - a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses
    --3 is a kind of
    pericarp, seed vessel
    --3 has part: peristome
    --3 has particulars: bilocular capsule; boll; silique, siliqua
  4. condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule - a shortened version of a written work
    --4 is a kind of summary
    Derived forms: verb capsulize2, verb capsulise2
  5. capsule - a structure that encloses a body part
    --5 is a kind of
    structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
    --5 has particulars:
     malpighian body, malpighian corpuscle, renal corpuscle; eyeball, orb
  6. space capsule, capsule - a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space
    --6 is a kind of spacecraft, ballistic capsule, space vehicle
  7. ejection seat, ejector seat, capsule - a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute
    --7 is a kind of seat
    --7 is a part of cockpit
Verb capsule has 2 senses
  1. capsule, capsulate, capsulize, capsulise - enclose in a capsule
    --1 is one way to envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. encapsulate, capsule, capsulize, capsulise - put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume; "capsulize the news"
    --2 is one way to digest, condense, concentrate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
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