en·​case·​ment in-ˈkā-smənt How to pronounce encasement (audio)
: 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
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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of encasement was in 1741

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“Encasement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encasement. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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