encase

verb en·case \ in-ˈkās , en- \

Definition of encase

transitive verb
: to enclose in or as if in a case

Examples of encase in a Sentence

  1. Ice encased the trees and power lines after the storm.

  2. fear of the outside world can encase a person just as surely as stone walls

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First Known Use of encase

1633


ENCASE Defined for English Language Learners

encase

verb

Definition of encase for English Language Learners

  • : to completely cover (something)


ENCASE Defined for Kids

encase

verb en·case \ in-ˈkās \

Definition of encase for Students

encased; encasing
: 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 H. Armstrong, Sounder


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