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encase

Line breaks: en¦case
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkeɪs
 
, ɛn-/
(also incase)

Definition of encase in English:

verb

[with object]
Enclose or cover in a case or close-fitting surround: each was encased in a plastic shrink-wrap
More 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

1
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.

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