en·​case·​ment | \in-ˈkā-smənt, 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

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Things like anti-dust mite encasements and exterminator visits can add up. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "5 Common Allergens That Are Basically Everywhere and Making You Feel Like Crap," 23 Apr. 2018 The house is reminiscent of an English country cottage with its cedar shingles and hunter green wooden window encasements. Margaret Demarino, courant.com, "Property of the week: 95 West Road, Canton," 6 July 2017 That includes cleaning thoroughly (ideally at least once a week), getting rid of clutter that attracts dust, and even using special dust-mite prevention encasements for your mattress and pillows, Dr. Reisacher says. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "5 Common Allergens That Are Basically Everywhere and Making You Feel Like Crap," 23 Apr. 2018 The plastic casing can't self-repair tears yet, but Keplinger says creating a self-healing encasement is one of the next steps for research. National Geographic, "This Artificial Muscle Costs 10 Cents to Make. And It’s As Strong As an Elephant.," 5 Jan. 2018 Nora, trapped by convention - a state symbolized by her encasement in elaborate period dresses, frilly, suffocating creations by Kristine Davies - has played the part of a trilling child-woman, with one significant deviation. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "Mamai Theatre Company, with an assist from Thornton Wilder, breathes new life into 'A Doll's House.' (Review)," 24 Aug. 2017 The urn, housed in a frosted plastic encasement, is mounted high on a wall. Sheila M. Eldred, Serge F. Kovaleski And Ben Sisario, New York Times, "Prince’s Death: One Year Later, Unsolved Mysteries," 7 Apr. 2017 Here's hoping spring releases the house from its icy encasement soon! Diana Bruk, Country Living, "This House On the Shore of Lake Ontario Is Frozen Solid," 13 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of encasement

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of encasement was in 1741

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