Table view with very long text column values

I have a table with a column that typically contains pretty long text in it. This makes the table view pretty unwieldy as-is. I want the column visible, because I need the search capabilities of it and the end user wants to be able to read it. But is it possible to truncate the text to a a few visible lines and use a hover/tool tip to display all of it? I’m open to other suggestions as well.