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encase

verb en·case \in-ˈkās, en-\

: to completely cover (something)

Full Definition of ENCASE

transitive verb
:  to enclose in or as if in a case

Examples of ENCASE

  1. Ice encased the trees and power lines after the storm.
  2. <fear of the outside world can encase a person just as surely as stone walls>

First Known Use of ENCASE

1633
ENCASING Defined for Kids

encase

verb en·case \in-ˈkās\
en·caseden·cas·ing

Definition of ENCASE for Kids

:  to cover or surround :  enclose in or as if in a case <… doctors had … encased the numb side of his body in a cast. — William H. Armstrong, Sounder>

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