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Noun
Plural for a small soluble case of gelatin containing a dose of medicine, swallowed whole
“The other advantage is that, since the capsule is swallowed whole, the garlic isn't digested until it reaches the stomach.”
Noun
Plural for a dry fruit that releases its seeds by bursting open when ripe, such as a pea pod
“A developmental process termed dehiscence, in which the fruit ruptures in a predetermined fashion, effects the release of seeds from a dry capsule or other fruit form.”
Noun
Plural for the foil or plastic covering the cork of a wine bottle
“Tesco's Finest wines - denoted only by a neck label and tiny letters on the capsule - are hard to pick out, but this gamey, earthy Gigondas is worth the search provided you drink it with big food.”
Noun
Plural for a short statement of the main points
“… capsules of the day's major news stories appear on the paper's second page.”
Noun
Plural for a small soluble case of gelatin containing a dose of medicine, swallowed whole
Verb
To reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together
“… newscasts that capsule complex, important stories into one-minute bits for easy digestion by viewers.”
Noun
The husks of corn or other seed separated by winnowing or threshing
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