encapsulate
verb (-lated; -lating) Date: 1872 transitive verb 1. to enclose in or as if in a capsule <
a pilot encapsulated in the cockpit
>
2. epitomize, summarize <
encapsulate an era in an aphorism
>
intransitive verb to become encapsulated • encapsulation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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