from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To enclose in or as if in a case.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To enclose, as in a case.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To inclose in or as if in a case. See incase.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See incase, incasement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. enclose in, or as if in, a case
At best, you can "encase" the leaded soil with clean soil, and hope that over time the lead will ... what?
Rust-o-leum and other products are designed to "encase" the rust.
“Now, shall I wear the nigh-transparent skirt”—Regin tapped her chin—“or the trews that encase me like a second skin?”
Those still intact at the end of the process, we promptly encase in lucite.
All these cuts are pretty hilarious when you consider the fact that Congress is trying to figure out how to encase the Capitol in plexiglass and engineer 1,000-foot gun-free halos around themselves.
Sarah Palin obviously has no trouble with the science behind expensive stockings, pantyhose and things that encase her legs in a silky and shiny way.
While it cooks and puffs up in the oven, a delicate crust comes to encase the custard-like interior.
The International Atomic Energy Agency says Japan authorities believe the all-important "containment vessels" that encase the radioactive material in reactors 1 and 3 are intact.
It was still necessary to encase the top of the tunnel in steel pipes and test the escape capsule, but Sougarret was no longer nervous.
The Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers has a database of 200 sites that provides information on recycling the rigid pieces of expanded polystyrene that encase appliances, computers, and other gear inside their transport boxes.