en·​case | \in-ˈkās, en-\
encased; encasing; encases

Definition of encase 

transitive verb

: to enclose in or as if in a case

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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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Notes of hinoki, juniper, and eucalyptus sourced from 100 percent all-natural essential oils combine within a coconut and apricot wax blend while encased in a reusable handthrown stoneware container. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "7 Fall Candles Under $60," 16 Nov. 2018 The drone’s body features most of the same design of the original, but the Hover 2 now comes with an encasing that can be replaced with a lighter weight protector that improves flight time, control range, and aerodynamics. Dami Lee, The Verge, "The makers of the selfie drone camera are Kickstarting its sequel, the Hover 2," 14 Nov. 2018 By early afternoon on Monday, the family gathered past the police tape now encasing their vacation retreat, trying to avoid reporters and photojournalists’ lenses. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "‘The Property’: A family’s getaway cabin defined its dreams, until a tragic Sunday morning," 24 Sep. 2018 Also over the weekend, it was revealed via @TrendMood1 that the Pretty Rich collection will include two dreamy highlighters: Fancy Pink Diamond and Canary Diamond, which come encased in packaging meant to mimic the appearance of a jewelry box. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Too Faced Is Launching Its Pretty Rich Makeup Collection This November," 29 Oct. 2018 Each state got a tiny sample encased in acrylic and mounted on a wooden plaque, along with the state flag. Lindsay Whitehurst, The Seattle Times, "Moon rock hunter searching for states’ final missing stones," 11 Sep. 2018 Instead of the motor being encased on top right near the nozzle, which contributes to the top-heaviness of traditional dryers, Dyson put a small motor in the handle. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Dyson’s new $500 golden hair dryer, explained," 29 Aug. 2018 The suit was initially filed months after Carl DeBrodie's body was found encased in concrete inside a storage unit. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Caregivers forced him to fight and left him in bathtub to die, lawsuit says," 30 May 2018 Their daughters, Judy and Penny ( Taylor Russell and Mina Sundwall ), are savants, Penny at one point performing minor surgery on Mom while Judy talks her through it by radio, while encased in a frozen sinkhole. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Lost in Space’ Review: Re-entering the TV Atmosphere," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of encase

1633, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of encase was in 1633

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English Language Learners Definition of encase

: to completely cover (something)


en·​case | \in-ˈkās \
encased; encasing

Kids Definition of encase

: 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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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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