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Noun: capsule  kap-sul [N. Amer], 'kap,syoo(-u)l [Brit]
  1. A small container
     
  2. A pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside
     
  3. A dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses
     
  4. A shortened version of a written work
    - condensation, abridgement, abridgment
     
  5. A structure that encloses a body part
     
  6. A spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space
    - space capsule
     
  7. A pilot's seat in an aeroplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute
    - ejection seat [N. Amer], ejector seat [Brit]
Verb: capsule  kap-sul [N. Amer], 'kap,syoo(-u)l [Brit]
  1. Enclose in a capsule
    - capsulate, capsulize, capsulise [Brit]
     
  2. Put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    - encapsulate, capsulize, capsulise [Brit]

Derived forms: capsules, capsuled, capsuling

Type of: anatomical structure, ballistic capsule, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, concentrate, condense, container, digest, distil [Brit], distill [N. Amer], enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, lozenge, pericarp, pill, seat, seed vessel, space vehicle, spacecraft, structure, summary, sum-up, tab, tablet, wrap

Part of: cockpit

Encyclopedia: Capsule