encase

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verb en·case \in-ˈkās, en-\

Definition of encase

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to enclose in or as if in a case

Examples of encase in a sentence

  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>

1633

First Known Use of encase

1633


ENCASE Defined for English Language Learners

encase

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verb en·case \in-ˈkās, en-\

Definition of encase for English Language Learners

  • : to completely cover (something)


ENCASE Defined for Kids

encase

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verb en·case \in-ˈkās\

Definition of encase for Students

encased

encasing

  1. :  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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