enchase

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verb en·chase \ in-ˈchās \

Definition of enchase

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

Origin and Etymology of 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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