enchase

verb
en·​chase | \ in-ˈchās How to pronounce enchase (audio) \
enchased; enchasing; enchases

Definition of enchase

transitive verb

1 : ornament: such as
a : to cut or carve in relief
b : inlay
2 : set enchase a gem

First Known Use of enchase

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for enchase

Middle English, to emboss, from Anglo-French enchaser to set (gems), from en- + case, chase case, box, shrine, from Latin capsa case — more at case

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“Enchase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enchase. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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