Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun capsule

7 senses of capsule

Sense 1
capsule -- (a small container)
       => container -- (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

Sense 2
capsule -- (a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside)
       => pill, lozenge, tablet, tab -- (a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet)

Sense 3
capsule -- (a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses)
       => pericarp, seed vessel -- (the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary)

Sense 4
condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule -- (a shortened version of a written work)
       => summary, sum-up -- (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions")

Sense 5
capsule -- (a structure that encloses a body part)
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 6
space capsule, capsule -- (a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space)
       => spacecraft, ballistic capsule, space vehicle -- (a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun)

Sense 7
ejection seat, ejector seat, capsule -- (a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute)
       => seat -- (any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb capsule

2 senses of capsule

Sense 1
capsule, capsulate, capsulize, capsulise -- (enclose in a capsule)
       => envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose -- (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house")

Sense 2
encapsulate, capsule, capsulize, capsulise -- (put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume; "capsulize the news")
       => digest, condense, concentrate -- (make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary")

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