Definition of encase
: 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
Recent Examples of encase from the Web
Lights encased in sleek red fixtures hang throughout, and a pair of televisions were tuned to sports over the bar on our visits.
Meanwhile, the government pressed on with testing to identify other buildings encased in cladding material similar to that at Grenfell.
But on the outside, instead of being covered in that throat-itch-inducing brown hair, they're encased in a thin, edible skin similar to that of a grape.
It's all encased in a slim weatherproof enclosure that fits flush against the bottom of the board.
Thousands of years ago, molten rock from Newberry Volcano devoured a standing forest, leaving the trees encased in hard rock when the lava cooled.
A motif of human-like figures encased in milky-white liquid pops up repeatedly until a dead-eyed child gets lit on fire amid a horde of zombie-like antagonists.
Shredded swordfish is encased in a crispy tortilla and topped with an avocado and habanero salsa.
That’s different from loading a round — containing bullet and gunpowder encased together — into the breech, at the rear end of the barrel, as with more common modern rifles.
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First Known Use of encase
ENCASE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of encase for English Language Learners
: to completely cover (something)
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Definition of encase for Students
: 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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