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encase

[en-keys] /ɛnˈkeɪs/
verb (used with object), encased, encasing.
1.
to enclose in or as in a case:
We encased the ancient vase in glass to preserve it.
Also, incase.
Origin of encase
1625-1635
First recorded in 1625-35; en-1 + case2
Can be confused
encase, in case.
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  • He was encasing himself in tarpaulins, and appeared not to hear me.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • The boots were neat, well rounded and well cut, encasing a jaunty leg.

    Mistress Nell George C. Hazelton, Jr.
  • With sulphur it forms a sulphide which draws together into almost harmless drops, instead of encasing the grains of iron.

  • The turning and encasing of yewen wood, brass-bound water-jars is a flourishing manufacture at Osse.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • (p. 201) The hool is the pod of a pea—poor Lizzie's heart almost leapt out of its encasing sheath.

    Robert Burns Principal Shairp.
  • War is a muddy business, encasing the body in dirt, and caking over the soul.

    Thoughts on religion at the front Neville Stuart Talbot
  • Instead of breeches and top-boots, Mr Smythje fancied he had improved upon the costume, by encasing his limbs in long trousers.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
  • By encasing a heavy flywheel in sheet iron so as to present a smooth surface to the atmosphere, M. Ingliss has saved 4.8 per cent.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
British Dictionary definitions for encasing

encase

/ɪnˈkeɪs/
verb
1.
(transitive) to place or enclose in or as if in a case
Derived Forms
encasement, incasement, noun
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Word Origin and History for encasing

encase

v.

1630s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + case (n.2). Related: Encased; encasing.

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