Definition of encase in English:

encase

(also incase)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Enclose or cover in a case or close-fitting surround.

    ‘each was encased in a plastic shrink-wrap’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘X-ray tubes are encased in lead shields and fully protected and equipment is regularly calibrated.’
    • ‘The door shut soundlessly behind me, encasing us in darkness.’
    • ‘The tuna will be encased in a fibreglass cloth and covered with resin to create a mould.’
    • ‘Isabella walked towards the elegant instrument and lifted the heavy wooden cover encasing the keys.’
    • ‘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 road sweeps past vast stands of banana trees, and every single tree is encased in blue plastic.’
    • ‘Then the wax paper was wrapped around me, encasing me as I lay surrounded in warmth for 15 minutes - or was it a century?’
    • ‘A filament is formed of a trichome that may be encased by a sheath.’
    • ‘The pods that encase the edible portion of the fruits are hard and turn from brown to pink as they start ripening.’
    • ‘The small silver disc encasing a temperature gauge could be a lifesaver in the event of a fire.’
    • ‘In particular, the mineral completely encases each fibril, enclosing the fibrillar volume.’
    • ‘It dove down and surrounded the dark energy encasing the young girl.’
    • ‘I turned the key over in my hand and found the logo on the reverse side of the black plastic encasing the upper half.’
    • ‘These layers surround the hard dark-brown shell, encasing the coconut seed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dry-clean and encase cashmere and fur in plastic bags for summer’
    • ‘The book was incased in hard leather which had been stained black with blood red inscriptions.’
    • ‘It engulfs its prey by encasing it in a suffocating plasma-like substance.’
    • ‘I closed my eyes, unable to move, unable to speak, the very heat and darkness surrounding and encasing me.’
    surround, cover, enfold, enwrap, blanket, swathe, swaddle, engulf, encircle, encompass, cocoon, sheathe, encase, enclose
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Pronunciation:

encase

/ɛnˈkeɪs//ɪnˈkeɪs/