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.

Also incase.

Origin of encase

First recorded in 1625–35; en-1 + case2
Can be confusedencase in case
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wrapped, sheathed

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(tr) to place or enclose in or as if in a case
Derived Formsencasement or incasement, noun
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Word Origin and History for encased



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

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