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verb (used with or without object)
  1. incrust.
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  • He will go into a palace, where all the furniture will be of gold, encrusted in diamonds.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • Their dresses are superb; their arms and trappings are encrusted with gold and gems.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • Sometimes a painted or encrusted skirting on interior walls.

  • The dust which encrusted the furniture and the floor had not been disturbed for months.

    The Shrieking Pit

    Arthur J. Rees

  • The interior walls were encrusted with monuments of every age and style.

British Dictionary definitions for encrusted



  1. (tr) to cover or overlay with or as with a crust or hard coating
  2. to form or cause to form a crust or hard coating
  3. (tr) to decorate lavishly, as with jewels
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Derived Formsencrustation or incrustation, noun
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Word Origin and History for encrusted



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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