From en- + capsule + -ate.
encapsulate (third-person singular simple present encapsulates, present participle encapsulating, simple past and past participle encapsulated) (transitive) To cover something as if in a capsule. (transitive) To epitomize something by expressing it as a brief summary. 2014 January 21, Hermione Hoby, “Julia Roberts interview for August: Osage County – 'I might actually go to hell for this ...': Julia Roberts reveals why her violent, Oscar-nominated performance in August: Osage County made her feel 'like a terrible person' ”, The Daily Telegraph (Review): It's a little moment that seems to encapsulate her appeal ... (software, object-oriented) To enclose objects in a common interface in a way that makes them interchangeable, and guards their states from invalid changes.
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