Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a tiny capsule designed to hold a minute amount of a medicine, chemical, etc. that is released when the capsule is melted, dissolved, or broken
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A small, sometimes microscopic capsule designed to release its contents when broken by pressure, dissolved, or melted.