encase

[ en-keys ]
/ ɛnˈkeɪs /

verb (used with object), en·cased, en·cas·ing.

to enclose in or as in a case: We encased the ancient vase in glass to preserve it.

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Origin of encase

First recorded in 1625–35; en-1 + case2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH encase

encase in case
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British Dictionary definitions for encase

encase

incase

/ (ɪnˈkeɪs) /

verb

(tr) to place or enclose in or as if in a case

Derived forms of encase

encasement or incasement, noun
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