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encrustation

[ en-kruh-stey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛn krʌˈsteɪ ʃən /
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noun

an encrusting or being encrusted.
a crust or coat of anything on the surface of a body; covering, coating, or scale.
the inlaying or addition of enriching materials on or to a surface or an object.
the enriching materials inlaid on or added to a surface or an object.

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Also in·crus·ta·tion [in-kruh-stey-shuhn] /ˌɪn krʌˈsteɪ ʃən/ .

Origin of encrustation

First recorded in 1650–60 for incrustation, later for encrustation,encrust + -ation
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