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enchase

[en-cheys] /ɛnˈtʃeɪs/
verb (used with object), enchased, enchasing.
1.
to place (gems) in an ornamental setting.
2.
to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French enchasser to case in, equivalent to en- en-1 + -chasser, derivative of chasse case2
Related forms
enchaser, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for enchase

enchase

/ɪnˈtʃeɪs/
verb
1.
(transitive) a less common word for chase1 (sense 3)
Derived Forms
enchaser, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French enchasser to enclose, set, from en-1 + cassecase²
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