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[en-keys] /ɛnˈkeɪs/
verb (used with object), encased, encasing.
to enclose in or as in a case:
We encased the ancient vase in glass to preserve it.
Also, incase.
Origin of encase
1625-35; en-1 + case2
Can be confused
encase, in case. Unabridged
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  • Indeed, its importance may be not as a work of romance buttressed by facts, but as a work of realism encased in romance.
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  • The pods are impaled on a long pin and encased in a thin film of crunchy sugar.
  • They are well preserved, and encased in sediments that allow uncommonly precise dating.
  • For obvious reasons, they cannot be encased in concrete.
  • Children's toys, plastic-encased gadgets, box sets and bubble bath.
  • While her body rots encased in its external skeleton, her lingering scent misleadingly tells the colony that all is still well.
  • The prostate gland is roughly the size and shape of a walnut, and encased in a fibrous sheath called the capsule.
  • encased in a blue mesh overcoat that surrounds it from base to tip, it looks as though it has put on weight.
  • Fresh-off-the-stalk rice is pale green and encased in a long, thin hull.
British Dictionary definitions for encased


(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



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

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