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Alternative forms 
- IPA: /ɪnˈkæps(j)ʊˌleɪt/
- (transitive) To cover something as if in a capsule.
- (transitive) To epitomize something by expressing it as a brief summary.
- (software, object-oriented) To enclose objects in a common interface in a way that makes them interchangeable, and guards their states from invalid changes.
Derived terms 
to cover as if in a capsule