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

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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 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 When the time is right for germination, the encasement automatically dissolves, leaving new tree life to take root. Sunny Fitzgerald, Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2019 The goal was to collect roughly $6,000 to fix the banner and upgrade its encasement. Taylor Deville, baltimoresun.com, 3 Dec. 2019 The actual removal of the bones from the rock encasement takes place in the laboratory. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian, 3 Sep. 2019 That’s all thanks to their encasement in a stark, symmetrical castle, decorated with taxidermy and covered in snow. Raisa Bruner, Time, 26 Aug. 2019 Consumers said the encasement was a little awkward to put on the mattress but were impressed by the strong construction. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, 10 Aug. 2010

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First Known Use of encasement

1741, in the meaning defined above

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“Encasement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encasement. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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