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encase

[en-keys] /ɛnˈkeɪs/
verb (used with object), encased, encasing.
1.
to enclose in or as in a case:
We encased the ancient vase in glass to preserve it.
Also, incase.
Origin of encase
1625-1635
1625-35; en-1 + case2
Can be confused
encase, in case.
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encase

/ɪnˈkeɪs/
verb
1.
(transitive) to place or enclose in or as if in a case
Derived Forms
encasement, incasement, noun
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Word Origin and History for encase
v.

1630s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + case (n.2). Related: Encased; encasing.

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