en|cap|su|late [ınˈkæpsjuleıt US -sə-] v [T]
1.) to express or show something in a short way
= ↑sum up
The words of the song neatly encapsulate the mood of the country at that time.
encapsulate sth in sth
Her whole philosophy can be encapsulated in this one sentence.
2.) to completely cover something with something else, especially in order to prevent a substance getting out
encapsulate sth in sth
The leaking fuel rods will be encapsulated in lead.
>encapsulation [ınˌkæpsjuˈleıʃən US -sə-] n [U and C]

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