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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an encasement of several inches of silt had helped to preserve the sunken remains of the historic ship
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Scientists are leading Notre Dame’s restoration—and probing mysteries laid bare by its devastating fire," 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, "The world needs trees more than ever. Here’s how to plant some on your travels.," 5 Dec. 2019 The goal was to collect roughly $6,000 to fix the banner and upgrade its encasement. Taylor Deville, baltimoresun.com, "History preserved: WWI service banner, rediscovered decades ago, now hangs in Relay Town Hall," 3 Dec. 2019 The actual removal of the bones from the rock encasement takes place in the laboratory. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian, "How to Discover Dinosaurs," 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, "Here's Where That Over-the-Top Castle in Succession Is Really Located," 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, "Best Anti-Allergy Bedding," 10 Aug. 2010 The precious headpiece was kept at the Portland Collection Gallery at the Welbeck Estate in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, but thieves smashed into its armored glass encasement with power tools to steal the tiara last Tuesday. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Royal Tiara Was Stolen Like a Real-Life Ocean's 11 Movie," 27 Nov. 2018 The mattress encasement had a good, snug fit, but testers said the pillow took some maneuvering to fit into the protector. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Best Anti-Allergy Bedding," 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 9 Jul. 2020.

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