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Enclose or cover in a case or close-fitting surround.‘each was encased in a plastic shrink-wrap’
surround, cover, enfold, enwrap, blanket, swathe, swaddle, wrap, wrap up, engulf, encircle, encompass, cocoon, sheathe, encloseView synonyms
- ‘The road sweeps past vast stands of banana trees, and every single tree is encased in blue plastic.’
- ‘The small silver disc encasing a temperature gauge could be a lifesaver in the event of a fire.’
- ‘These layers surround the hard dark-brown shell, encasing the coconut seed.’
- ‘I closed my eyes and gradually felt the hurt and disappointment ebbing away when I felt his arms enveloping me, encasing me in his warmth.’
- ‘In particular, the mineral completely encases each fibril, enclosing the fibrillar volume.’
- ‘The inner integument initiates as a ring of cells around the circumference of the ovule primordium and exhibits symmetrical cylindrical growth until it surrounds and encases the nucellus.’
- ‘I closed my eyes, unable to move, unable to speak, the very heat and darkness surrounding and encasing me.’
- ‘I turned the key over in my hand and found the logo on the reverse side of the black plastic encasing the upper half.’
- ‘Isabella walked towards the elegant instrument and lifted the heavy wooden cover encasing the keys.’
- ‘The pods that encase the edible portion of the fruits are hard and turn from brown to pink as they start ripening.’
- ‘It engulfs its prey by encasing it in a suffocating plasma-like substance.’
- ‘X-ray tubes are encased in lead shields and fully protected and equipment is regularly calibrated.’
- ‘Her main objection was our liberal use of garlic, that pungent bulb with its pretty, papery sheath, encasing ivory-coloured segments, shaped like half-moons.’
- ‘The book was incased in hard leather which had been stained black with blood red inscriptions.’
- ‘The door shut soundlessly behind me, encasing us in darkness.’
- ‘It dove down and surrounded the dark energy encasing the young girl.’
- ‘Then the wax paper was wrapped around me, encasing me as I lay surrounded in warmth for 15 minutes - or was it a century?’
- ‘The tuna will be encased in a fibreglass cloth and covered with resin to create a mould.’
- ‘A filament is formed of a trichome that may be encased by a sheath.’
- ‘Dry-clean and encase cashmere and fur in plastic bags for summer’
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