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capsule

cap·sule

capsule

 
 
pronunciation:
kaep sul
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a gelatinous case for medicine, or such a case together with its contents, that dissolves when swallowed.
I find capsules easier to swallow than pills.The detective opened one of the capsules in the bottle and sniffed the contents.The doctor said to take one capsule before bed.
definition 2: any of several kinds of cases or envelopes covering or enclosing parts of living things, such as the seed case of certain fruits, or the membranous cover of a joint or organ.
definition 3: in spacecraft, a sealed, pressurized, detachable cabin for crew and/or instruments.
The astronaut climbed into the capsule.
definition 4: a brief summary.
The anchorperson gave a capsule of the evening news.
similar words:
brief
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: capsuled, capsules, capsuling
definition 1: to provide with or enclose in a capsule.
definition 2: to summarize or condense.
similar words:
condense
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: summarized or condensed.
a capsule report
similar words:
sketchy
derivation: capsular (adj.)
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Word Parts
The word capsule contains the following part:
-ule Latin noun-forming suffix that means small