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capsule

cap·sule

capsule

 
pronunciation:
kaep sul
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tiny case that holds one dose of medicine. Capsules are made of gelatin and dissolve when swallowed.
The doctor said to take one capsule before bed.
definition 2: the area in a spacecraft that holds the crew and instruments.
derivation: capsular (adj.)
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The word capsule contains the following part:
-ule Latin noun-forming suffix that means small