Capsule


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capsule (adjective)
marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning
SYNONYMS:
aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, compact, compendious, crisp, curt, elliptical ( elliptic), epigrammatic, laconic, monosyllabic, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, telegraphic, terse, thumbnail
RELATED WORDS:
abrupt, blunt, brusque ( brusk), short, snippety, snippy; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, curtailed, shortened; meaty, substantial; meaningful, significant; well-turned
NEAR ANTONYMS:
pleonastic, redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated, inflated
circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy
capsule (noun)
1.
a small mass containing medicine to be taken orally
SYNONYMS:
cap, capsule, lozenge, tablet
RELATED WORDS:
cure, drug, medication, medicinal, pharmaceutical, physic, remedy, specific; miracle drug, wonder drug; potion, preparation; dosage, dose; drop, gelcap; bolus, pilule
capsule (noun)
2.
something that encloses another thing especially to protect it
SYNONYMS:
armor, capsule, casing, cocoon, cover, covering, encasement, housing, hull, husk, jacket, pod, sheath, shell
RELATED WORDS:
cartridge, cassette ( casette); bark, crust; carapace, house, mail, panoply, plate, plating, shield; cuticle, hide, skin; envelope, package, wrapper; backing, coating, coverture, facing
capsule (noun)
3.
a short statement of the main points
SYNONYMS:
abstract, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, epitome, inventory, outline, précis, recap, recapitulation, résumé ( resume resumé), roundup, rundown, run-through, sum, summa, summarization, summing-up, sum-up, synopsis, wrap-up
RELATED WORDS:
abbreviation, abridgment ( abridgement), compend, compendium, condensation, curtailment, shortening; simplification, streamlining; rehash, reprise; conclusion, epilogue ( epilog)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
amplification, enlargement, expansion; addendum, supplement
capsule (verb)
to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together
SYNONYMS:
capsule, capsulize, collapse, compact, condense, constrict, constringe, contract, narrow (down), squeeze, telescope
RELATED WORDS:
cram, crowd, jam, jam-pack, pack; abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; boil down, downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; simplify, streamline; decrease, diminish, lessen
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dilate, disperse, dissipate, scatter; distend, inflate, swell
decompress, expand, open, outspread, outstretch
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