en·​case in-ˈkās How to pronounce encase (audio)
encased; encasing; encases

transitive verb

: to enclose in or as if in a case

Examples of encase in a Sentence

Ice encased the trees and power lines after the storm. fear of the outside world can encase a person just as surely as stone walls
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Word History

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of encase was in 1633

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“Encase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encase. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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en·​case in-ˈkās How to pronounce encase (audio)
: to enclose in or as if in a case

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