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Definition of encase verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

encase

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkeɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkeɪs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they encase
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkeɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkeɪs//
 
he / she / it encases
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkeɪsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkeɪsɪz//
 
past simple encased
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkeɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkeɪst//
 
past participle encased
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkeɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkeɪst//
 
-ing form encasing
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkeɪsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkeɪsɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] encase something (in something) (formal) to surround or cover something completely, especially to protect it The reactor is encased in concrete and steel. His upper body was completely encased in bandages.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: encase