Origin of incrustation
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Examples from the Web for incrustation
Most of the scale or incrustation will be violently ejected.Getting Gold
J. C. F. Johnson
A globule of metal should result, and perhaps an incrustation on the coal.The A B C of Mining
Charles A. Bramble
The snow there appeared an incrustation, an ordinary portion of the soil.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China
Evariste Regis Huc
A metallic globule with or without an incrustation may be obtained.
This incrustation can be easily distinguished from that of zinc.
Word Origin and History for incrustation
also encrustation, 1640s, from Late Latin incrustationem (nominative incrustatio) "a covering with crust," noun of action from past participle stem of incrustare.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The formation of a crust or a scab.
- A coating of hardened exudate or other material on a body or body part.
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