- to enclose in or as in a case: We encased the ancient vase in glass to preserve it.
Origin of encase
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Examples from the Web for encasing
It would run about a mile in length, encasing four reactor buildings, and extend down to the clay 100 feet below the surface.Fukushima N-Plant Will Be Surrounded by a Wall of Ice
September 4, 2013
The fabric enveloped them, covering their heads and encasing their faces.Paris’s Fashion Finale
October 6, 2011
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
(p. 201) The hool is the pod of a pea—poor Lizzie's heart almost leapt out of its encasing sheath.Robert Burns
- (tr) to place or enclose in or as if in a case
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Word Origin and History for encasing
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