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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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  • The first is a delicately flavored, orange-shaped morsel of pure white, encased in a thick hull of deep red.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
  • His hands, encased in mitts, had placed him at a woeful disadvantage.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • A bad little boy, encased in an outer semblance of innocence.'

  • His wings were encased in ice, and he sparkled rosily in the fire's glow.

    The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
  • It was quite a job, for the boat was encased in a heavy box to prevent breakage, but eventually it was loaded upon the wagon.

    The Motor Boys Afloat Clarence Young
British Dictionary definitions for encased

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 encased

encase

v.

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

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