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Capsule   /kˈæpsəl/   Listen

Enclose in a capsule.  Synonyms: capsulate, capsulise, capsulize.
Put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume.  Synonyms: capsulise, capsulize, encapsulate.

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"Capsule" Quotes from Famous Books

... patiently explained, "and you're on it and I'm talking to you. What is more, you have not exchanged identities with your friend Anthony, for your ticket reads 'Jefferson Locke.' You'll be all right if you will just go to sleep and give that capsule ...
— The Ne'er-Do-Well • Rex Beach

... again to the pantry. There was a sort of soupy odour in the air, and sure enough the red-haired person was there, very immaculate in fresh ducks, pouring boiling water into three tea-cups out of a kettle and then dropping a beef capsule ...
— Love Stories • Mary Roberts Rinehart

... carved grotesque figures—human, animal, and symbolic—giving the tusk a rich embroidered-like look, the thick ends being finished off with a suitable diamond pattern belt and the tip finished with an equally appropriate series of carvings in the shape of a mascle studded foolscap, or a capsule supported by elongated cowries. The back appears to be cut to a uniform depth, and in spite of the multiplicity of figures there ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921 • Various

... of castor oil at bed time. Two hours after breakfast next morning give one-half dram of the oleoresin of male-fern in emulsion or capsule. Very light nourishment should be taken during the day, composed of gruels and soups. When the worm is passed it should be examined to find if the head is present; if not, the treatment should be repeated ...
— The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) - A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies • Grant Hague

... and rigid branches. Most leaves about 1/2 an inch long; leaflets 1 to 2 inches long; flowers unknown; capsule with the wings added about 1/2 an inch long, shining, reddish; valves ceding from the ...
— Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart • John McDouall Stuart

... abortive. There are the two sorts of seeds mentioned by Father Le Compte, in his description of tea; and what be describes as a third sort, under the name of slymie pease, consists merely of the young flower-buds, not yet open. The seed vessels of the tea tree are three-capsular, each capsule containing one nut or seed; and though often two or one of these only come to perfection, yet the vestiges of the rest may easily be discerned. It grows naturally in a dry gravelly soil on the sides of hills, without any cultivation, in ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX. • Robert Kerr

... placed, no doubt, by the thoughtful Brownster. I opened it and took out the box of capsules. I did not feel that I had taken cold in the night air; this was not a time to protect myself against morning mists; but still I thought it would be well for me to swallow a capsule, and ...
— A Bicycle of Cathay • Frank R. Stockton

... his head. "Enough can be compressed into a small capsule to supply the wearer's needs. Remember, it can be used over ...
— Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung • Victor Appleton

... out on a long journey. He pitied her for the trouble that she was about to suffer. After these first caresses, he shouted to his assistants, placed in the lower story of the tower, to begin. They grasped the ropes, the wheel creaked, the enormous capsule of metal started slowly into motion. Quasimodo followed it with his glance and trembled. The first shock of the clapper and the brazen wall made the framework upon which it was mounted quiver. ...
— Notre-Dame de Paris - The Hunchback of Notre Dame • Victor Hugo

... form of small motor suitable for being driven by compressed air or gases in this way is one in which a diminutive turbine or other wheel is set at the bottom of a thin tube of mercury. The capsule, being fastened to the lower end of this apparatus, liberates at very short intervals of time bubbles of air or gas, which, in the upward ascent, drive the wheel. The arrangement depends upon the fact that a stream of gas ...
— Twentieth Century Inventions - A Forecast • George Sutherland

... early, the female carries, hanging at the bottom of her ovipositor, a queer bladder-like arrangement, an opaline capsule, the size of a large pea and roughly subdivided into a small number of egg-shaped vesicles. When the insect walks, the thing scrapes along the ground and becomes dirty with sticky grains of sand. The Grasshopper then ...
— The Wonders of Instinct • J. H. Fabre

... became more frequent and denser; but the timber on the more open grounds generally consisted of box and flooded-gum. Of minor trees, the acacia pendula was the most prevalent, with a shrub bearing a round nut, enclosed in a scarlet capsule, and an interesting species of stenochylus. I had observed as yet, few of the plants of the ...
— Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, Complete • Charles Sturt

... stopping before a china capsule in which two wires of a voltaic pile were dipped, "is an experiment whose results ought to be watched. If it succeeds—dreadful thought!—my children will have driven from their home a father who could fling diamonds at their feet. ...
— The Alkahest • Honore de Balzac

... perforated ventilator slide and two tubulures, the one for the reception of a centigrade thermometer graduated to 200 deg. or 250 deg. C., the other for a thermo-regulator. An ordinary mercurial thermo-regulator may be used but it is preferable to employ a regulating capsule of the Hearson type (see p. 219) with a spring arm adjusted to the lever so that when the boiling-point of the capsule (e. g., 175 deg. C.) is reached the gas supply is absolutely cut off and the jet cannot ...
— The Elements of Bacteriological Technique • John William Henry Eyre

... if for love or even for money, but I think possibly, from pity that man provided him with what Mr. Powell called "strong stuff." From what Powell saw of the very act I am fairly certain it must have been contained in a capsule and that he had it about him on the last day of his trial, perhaps secured by a stitch in his waistcoat pocket. He didn't use it. Why? Did he think of his child at the last moment? Was it want of courage? We can't tell. But he found it in his clothes when he ...
— Chance • Joseph Conrad

... (Fig. 14) consists of a cylinder of zinc, one inch in diameter and one and a quarter inch in length, filled with Lamarre red composition. It is provided with a wooden handle, and the fuse consists of a capsule which is exploded by striking it against some rough object. This signal burns for nearly ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887 • Various

... this jar by means of a very flat vessel, into a quicksilver bath in the bason BC, and I took care to render the surface of the mercury perfectly dry both within and without the jar with blotting paper. I then provided a small capsule of china-ware D, very flat and open, in which I placed some small pieces of iron, turned spirally, and arranged in such a way as seemed most favourable for the combustion being communicated to every part. To the end of one of these pieces ...
— Elements of Chemistry, - In a New Systematic Order, Containing all the Modern Discoveries • Antoine Lavoisier

... capsule cartilaginous, loculicidally three-valved, scurfy-leaved epiphytic!" What did it all mean? A slow flush crept over the woman's broad, placid face; her eyelids quivered, her eye roamed restlessly about the room. She shifted her weight from one foot ...
— "Some Say" - Neighbours in Cyrus • Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards

Words linked to "Capsule" :   container, paintball, tab, silique, lozenge, pericarp, space vehicle, body structure, tablet, orb, malpighian body, spacecraft, envelop, sum-up, malpighian corpuscle, pill, anatomical structure, wrap, enwrap, summary, renal corpuscle, siliqua, concentrate, enclose, seed vessel, condense, digest, capsular, peristome, complex body part, cockpit, structure, bodily structure, eyeball, boll, seat, enfold

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