encase

verb
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

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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

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The minimalist aesthetics of the S1 encases anything but simplistic features, positioning Runtopia as an easy entry point into GPS running tech. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Runtopia's S1 Is the GPS Running Smartwatch You Can Actually Afford," 2 Apr. 2019 Keeping them encased traps in chemicals, which can cause condensation and mildew. Lindsay Talbot, Marie Claire, "Your Everything Guide to a Sustainable Closet," 19 July 2018 In the dining room, the table is encased in striped crochet and topped with white crochet platters, serving up what appears to be a delicious sushi dinner—but don’t get hungry because those maki are crocheted, too. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Hooked on Missoni Home's Fairytale Rooms Made Entirely Out of Crochet," 10 Apr. 2019 The colonnade on the second floor will be encased in glass to overlook 42nd street. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "Final Holdout of Times Square’s Rejuvenation to Get $100 Million Makeover," 18 Sep. 2018 Both items come as a set, encased in a plastic dragon egg. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Nikita Dragun Launches New Makeup Brand Dragun Beauty - Here’s Where You Can Get It," 25 Mar. 2019 Giant decals that encase cars with corporate logos and brand messages. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Some Uber, Lyft drivers have a side hustle: mobile billboards," 6 Apr. 2018 Pushing makeup into the realm of watercolor painting, abstract, multicolored washes of color encased the gazes at Eckhaus Latta, while nail statements veered into jewelry territory with arresting pearl detail at Adeam. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "7 Beauty Trends That Ruled the New York Runways This Weekend," 11 Feb. 2019 During a military parade in April last year, North Korea also showed off very large, apparently intercontinental, ballistic missiles encased in tubes or canisters, indicating that the North was also developing cold launch long-range missiles. New York Times, "North Korea Razes Missile Test Facility Ahead of Meeting With Trump," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of encase

1633, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of encase was in 1633

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More Definitions for encase

encase

verb

English Language Learners Definition of encase

: to completely cover (something)

encase

verb
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 H. Armstrong, Sounder

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