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enchase

[ en-cheys ]
/ ɛnˈtʃeɪs /
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verb (used with object), en·chased, en·chas·ing.
to place (gems) in an ornamental setting.
to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving.
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Origin of enchase

1425–75; late Middle English <Middle French enchasser to case in, equivalent to en-en-1 + -chasser, derivative of chassecase2

OTHER WORDS FROM enchase

en·chas·er, noun
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How to use enchase in a sentence

  • She may turn out to be a pearl of a wife, this young lady whom you are requested to enchase in gold.

    Major Frank|A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint

British Dictionary definitions for enchase

enchase
/ (ɪnˈtʃeɪs) /

verb
(tr) a less common word for chase 1 (def. 3)

Derived forms of enchase

enchaser, noun

Word Origin for enchase

C15: from Old French enchasser to enclose, set, from en- 1 + casse case ²
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