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Definition of capsule:

  1. a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the seeds, as, the capsule of the poppy, the flax, the lily, etc.
  2. A membranous sac containing fluid, or investing an organ or joint; as, the capsule of the lens of the eye. Also, a capsulelike organ.
  3. A metallic seal or cover for closing a bottle.
  4. A small cup or shell, as of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.
  5. A small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are inclosed to be swallowed.
  6. A small saucer of clay for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.
  7. a small, shallow, evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.

Synonyms:

capsulate, ejector seat, space capsule, condensing, condensation, spacecraft, medicine, contraction, condensate, encapsulate, satellite, abridgement, capsulise, compression, abridgment, pill, cap, tablet, ejection seat, capsulize.

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