encasement

noun

en·​case·​ment in-ˈkā-smənt How to pronounce encasement (audio)
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: 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 So far, there have been 19 reports about the plastic encasement coming off the adapter. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 5 July 2024 The encasement protected the Constitution from any damage, the National Archives said in a press release. Katherine Itoh, NBC News, 15 Feb. 2024 Glass encasement doors and windows were added to separate the foyer from the main room. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 29 Jan. 2024 Washington — The National Archives closed its galleries to the public on Wednesday after two apparent climate activists dumped red powder on the protective encasement surrounding the U.S. Constitution. Kaia Hubbard, CBS News, 14 Feb. 2024 It is also recommended that people use a mattress encasement during this process to prevent bedbugs from escaping or entering, WebMD noted. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 20 Oct. 2023 Standing in three large glass displays reminiscent of exhibits at history museums were models like Joan Smalls, Amber Valetta and Karlie Kloss, squirming and strutting in their encasements. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Apr. 2023 The encasement is gel-infused to capture and redirect heat, providing amazing breathability. Jack Byram, Health, 12 Apr. 2023 This duvet and pillow set is the smoothest, silkiest, most dreamy encasement for your bed. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 7 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

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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 23 Jul. 2024.

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