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English noun: capsule

1. capsule (artifact) a small container

Broader (hypernym)container

Narrower (hyponym)paintball

2. capsule (artifact) a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

Broader (hypernym)lozenge, pill, tab, tablet

3. capsule (plant) a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses

Broader (hypernym)pericarp, seed vessel

Narrower (hyponym)bilocular capsule, boll, siliqua, silique

Part holonymperistome

4. capsule (communication) a shortened version of a written work

Synonymsabridgement, abridgment, condensation

Broader (hypernym)sum-up, summary

5. capsule (body) a structure that encloses a body part

Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

Narrower (hyponym)eyeball, lens capsule, malpighian body, malpighian corpuscle, orb, renal corpuscle

6. capsule (artifact) a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space

Synonymsspace capsule

Broader (hypernym)ballistic capsule, space vehicle, spacecraft

7. capsule (artifact) a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute

Synonymsejection seat, ejector seat

Broader (hypernym)seat

Part meronymcockpit

English verb: capsule

1. capsule (contact) enclose in a capsule

Synonymscapsulate, capsulise, capsulize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap

2. capsule (change) put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume

SamplesCapsulize the news.

Synonymscapsulise, capsulize, encapsulate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)concentrate, condense, digest

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