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encase

en·case

encase

 
pronunciation:
ihn keIs
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: encased, encases, encasing
definition: to enclose in, or as though in, a case.
The exotic butterfly specimens were encased in glass.
similar words:
case, fold
derivation: encasement (n.)
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The word encase contains the following part: