en·​case·​ment | \ in-ˈkā-smənt How to pronounce encasement (audio) , en- \

Definition of encasement

: the act or process of encasing : the state of being encased also : case, covering

Examples of encasement in a Sentence

an encasement of several inches of silt had helped to preserve the sunken remains of the historic ship
Recent Examples on the Web Starting at just $17 for a Twin size, this pick provides full encasement, waterproof protection for a fraction of the cost of other picks. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 24 June 2022 On Sunday, a man disguised as an elderly woman jumped out of a wheelchair and attacked the Mona Lisa and her high-tech glass encasement with cake. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 May 2022 The plant’s four reactors have been shut down ever since, and an encasement called a sarcophagus covers the location of the original explosion and fire. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 3 May 2022 Lake Barkley is joined by Kentucky Lake in its encasement of the National Recreation Area known as Land Between the Lakes, or what locals who were removed from the land decades ago called the land Between the Rivers. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 6 July 2021 In transport companies also use plastic trays and encasement to secure products in transit. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, 28 June 2021 So the team extracted the entire pit, protected it with a plaster encasement and moved it to the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi, and later to a specialized laboratory at CENIEH. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2021 Before bed, replace the protector or encasement and make your bed. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, 31 July 2020 Yves Gallet, an art historian at Bordeaux Montaigne University, oversees a group that aims to study stones that are still in place, such as the encasements that cradle the four-story-diameter rose windows. Christa Lesté-lasserre, Science | AAAS, 12 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of encasement

1741, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jun 2022

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“Encasement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encasement. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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