Definition of encase in English:

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encase

Pronunciation: /inˈkās/
Pronunciation: /enˈkās/
(also dated incase)

verb

[with object]
Enclose or cover in a case or close-fitting surround.
Example sentences
  • It dove down and surrounded the dark energy encasing the young girl.
  • I closed my eyes, unable to move, unable to speak, the very heat and darkness surrounding and encasing me.
  • Isabella walked towards the elegant instrument and lifted the heavy wooden cover encasing the keys.

Derivatives

encasement

noun
Example sentences
  • A plastic sleeve encasement surrounded the actual product and the subsequent instructions for its use.
  • Fences, walls, and other protective encasements can easily be constructed.
  • One of the EU's main arguments for the closure of the old reactors was the lack of a protective encasement around them.

Words that rhyme with encase

abase, ace, apace, backspace, base, bass, brace, case, chase, dace, efface, embrace, enchase, enlace, face, grace, interlace, interspace, in-your-face, lace, mace, misplace, outface, outpace, pace, place, plaice, race, space, Thrace, trace, upper case

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Syllabification: en·case

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