encase

[en-keys]

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.

Nearby words

  1. encapsulation,
  2. encapsule,
  3. encarnación,
  4. encarnalize,
  5. encarpus,
  6. encasement,
  7. encash,
  8. encastré,
  9. encaustic,
  10. enceinte

Also incase.

Origin of encase

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

Can be confusedencase in case

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British Dictionary definitions for encased

encase

incase

verb

(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

encase

v.

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

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