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[ en-keys ]

verb (used with object)

, en·cased, en·cas·ing.
  1. to enclose in or as in a case:

    We encased the ancient vase in glass to preserve it.


/ ɪnˈkeɪs /


  1. tr to place or enclose in or as if in a case
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • enˈcasement, noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of encase1

First recorded in 1625–35; en- 1 + case 2
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Example Sentences

The fill is a thick layer of memory foam surrounded on both sides by two layers of cooling gel encased in a quilted, washable cover.

That mRNA is encased in a shell made of lipids, or fats, for delivery.

From Fortune

The Pfizer vaccine, like one from Moderna, uses lipid nanoparticles to encase the RNA.

These water molecules could be encased in glass forged by micrometeorite impacts, or wedged between soil grains that shield the water from blistering solar radiation.

These lie alongside each other to form the fascicle, or syntrophium, encased in the thickened outside cover, the labium.

Her voice was too strong, too assured, to encase in strict rules.

In this amateur video, people watch smoke encase the South Tower as the second plane hits.

Of course, those spheres also encase it in a petrochemical prison.

They were perfectly flat and had only uppers enough to encase two or three toes.

His breeches also appear to be of buff leather, and large boots, with wide tops, encase his feet and legs.

Roseleaf had difficulty in maintaining the silence with which he had determined to encase himself.

Encase the mouth in a muzzle and a dog is as helpless for offensive warfare as is a newborn baby.

A Renaissance faade added in later days might encase a practically complete Gothic interior.





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