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.

1625–35; en-1 + case2

encase, in case.
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encase or incase (ɪnˈkeɪs)
(tr) to place or enclose in or as if in a case
incase or incase
en'casement or incase
in'casement or incase

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Word Origin & History

1727, from en- "make, put in" + case. Related: Encased; encasing.
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Example sentences
Indeed, its importance may be not as a work of romance buttressed by facts, but
  as a work of realism encased in romance.
The familiar image of a giant reactor, encased in a steel and concrete
  sarcophagus, comes into focus.
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
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