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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Latin capsula, from capsa; CASE1

capsule

noun
     
capsule
cap‧sule [countable]
1MH a plastic container shaped like a very small tube with medicine inside that you swallow whole [↪ tablet]
2 a small plastic container with a substance or liquid inside
3TTS the part of a spacecraft in which people live and work:
a space capsule orbiting the Earth

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