en·​case | \ in-ˈkās How to pronounce encase (audio) , en- \
encased; encasing; encases

Definition of encase

transitive verb

: to enclose in or as if in a case

Examples of encase in a Sentence

Ice encased the trees and power lines after the storm. fear of the outside world can encase a person just as surely as stone walls
Recent Examples on the Web That prompted the Louvre to encase the painting in safety glass, Reuters reports. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 May 2022 Hardside or hardshell luggage is made of plastic or metal materials that hold their shape to encase and protect your belongings. Amanda Constantine, Good Housekeeping, 20 May 2022 Almost every traditional pit-cooking method utilizes some sort of large leaves to encase the food and add steam during the process. Murat Oztaskin, Outside Online, 10 July 2021 Overhead sprinklers that encase grape buds in a protective coating of ice are another popular method of frost protection. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2022 To drive home the message that this is no ordinary sports watch, Patek Philippe chose to encase the Ref. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 6 Apr. 2022 Here again, Latter-day Saints seem to broadly reflect attitudes expressed by their religious leaders, who issued a strong statement in 2019 opposing the bill, known as the Equality Act, designed to encase LGBTQ protections in federal law. Tamarra Kemsley, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Mar. 2022 Samosas are individual hand pie–size creations that encase tasty fillings in an equally tasty crust. Sunset Magazine, 14 Mar. 2022 To make the pastry portable, the dough needs to be sturdy enough to encase the filling without breaking, which makes bread flour ideal for using in the pasty crust. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of encase

1633, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jun 2022

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“Encase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encase. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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en·​case | \ in-ˈkās How to pronounce encase (audio) \
encased; encasing

Kids Definition of encase

: to cover or surround : enclose in or as if in a case … doctors had … encased the numb side of his body in a cast.— William Armstrong, Sounder

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