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encapsulate

verb
     
en‧cap‧su‧late [transitive]
1 to express or show something in a short way [= sum up]:
The words of the song neatly encapsulate the mood of the country at that time.
encapsulate something in something
Her whole philosophy can be encapsulated in this one sentence.
2 to completely cover something with something else, especially in order to prevent a substance getting out
encapsulate something in something
The leaking fuel rods will be encapsulated in lead.
encapsulation noun [uncountable and countable]

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