encrust

[ en-kruhst ]
/ ɛnˈkrʌst /

verb (used with or without object)


Nearby words

  1. encouraging,
  2. encrimson,
  3. encrinite,
  4. encroach,
  5. encroachment,
  6. encrustation,
  7. encrusted,
  8. encrypt,
  9. encryption,
  10. enculturate

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British Dictionary definitions for encrust

encrust

incrust

/ (ɪnˈkrʌst) /

verb

(tr) to cover or overlay with or as with a crust or hard coating
to form or cause to form a crust or hard coating
(tr) to decorate lavishly, as with jewels
Derived Formsencrustation or incrustation, noun

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Word Origin and History for encrust

encrust

v.

1640s, from French incruster, from Latin incrustare "to cover with crust," from in- (see in- (2)) + crusta (see crust). Related: Encrusted; encrusting.

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