capsule

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French capsule, from Latin capsula, diminutive of capsa (box).

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Noun[edit]

capsule (plural capsules)

  1. (physiology) A membranous envelope.
  2. (botany) A type of simple, dehiscent, dry fruit (seed-case) produced by many species of flowering plants, such as poppy, lily, orchid, willow and cotton.
  3. (botany) A sporangium, especially in bryophytes.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 4-5
      The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis, with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in Frullania spp.
  4. A detachable part of a rocket or spacecraft (usually in the nose) containing the crew's living space.
  5. (pharmacy) A small container containing a dose of medicine.
  6. (dialectal, Britain, Suffolk) A weasel.
  7. (attributively, figuratively) in a brief, condensed or compact form
  8. (winemaking) The covering — formerly lead or tin, now often plastic — over the cork at the top of the wine bottle.
  9. (chemistry, dated) A small clay saucer for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.
  10. A small, shallow evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.
  11. A small cup or shell, often of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.

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Verb[edit]

capsule (third-person singular simple present capsules, present participle capsuling, simple past and past participle capsuled)

  1. (transitive) To form (medicine, etc.) into capsules.
  2. (transitive) To encapsulate or summarize.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɑpˈsy.lə/
  • Hyphenation: cap‧su‧le
  • Rhymes: -ylə

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French capsule, from Latin capsula.

Noun[edit]

capsule f (plural capsules, diminutive capsuletje n)

  1. (medicine, pharmacy) encapsulation containing drugs or supplements
  2. cover over the cork and opening of a bottle

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin capsula.

Noun[edit]

capsule f (plural capsules)

  1. capsule
  2. bottle cap
  3. cap or primer for a gun

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

capsule f

  1. plural of capsula

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

capsule

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of capsular.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of capsular.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of capsular.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of capsular.