en·case | \ in-ˈkās , 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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Android device makers will be able to define the height of the notch, and Android will stretch the status bar out accordingly to fully encase it. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Android P Developer Preview arrives with new notification panel, notch support," 7 Mar. 2018 The kit also commemorates the Hillsborough tragedy, with the 96 emblem encased by flames sitting at the nape of the neck. SI.com, "PHOTO: Liverpool Unveil Trendy New Third Kit Ahead of 2018/19 Season," 12 July 2018 In typical Fenty fashion, the packaging for the liners is beyond chic; a rose gold tube encases the product, which features a micro-thin tip for creating the perfect, razor-sharp line, every time. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Fenty Beauty Is Launching a Liquid Eyeliner Called Flyliner," 26 June 2018 One more flag was encased with the others at Johnny Reb’s new home. Ryan Gillespie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Johnny Reb' Confederate statue in Orlando has rainbow, transgender flags buried in base along with Old Glory, Stars and Bars," 20 June 2018 Family representatives received posthumous diplomas and graduation caps encased once glass on behalf of the seniors. Martin Vassolo, miamiherald, "‘It gets better’: Jimmy Fallon brings hope, laughter to somber Parkland graduation," 3 June 2018 Units 1, 3 and 4 were blown apart and have had to be reinforced and encased, both for safety and to prevent spread of radioactive material. William Steel, Ars Technica, "Remediating Fukushima—“When everything goes to hell, you go back to basics”," 11 May 2018 This condition happens when your body’s immune system mistakenly goes to battle with your synovium, the lining of the membranes that encase your joints, according to the Mayo Clinic. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "11 Potential Causes of Those Night Sweats That Leave You Drenched," 30 June 2018 Making the encasing shell To make the baseball-looking shell that encases the robot, the team built a spherical structure out of plastic strips first and then used papier mache over it. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A robot built by Arrowhead students is throwing out the first pitch at the June 15 Brewers game," 15 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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English Language Learners Definition of encase

: to completely cover (something)


en·case | \ in-ˈkās \
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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