to cover or line with a crust or hard coating.
to form into a crust.
to deposit as a crust.
to form a crust: They scraped off the barnacles that always encrusted on the ship's hull.
- Also in·crust [in-kruhst] /ɪnˈkrʌst/ .
- en·crust·ant, adjective, noun
- non·en·crust·ing, adjective, noun
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How to use encrust in a sentence
So Gard Otis was puzzled to find strange, brown spots the size of poppy seeds encrusting beehives in Vietnam, a country in southeast Asia.Honeybees fend off deadly hornets by decorating hives with poop | Asher Jones | January 19, 2021 | Science News For Students
The centerpiece of the design is a 52-carat ruby, dangling from a diamond encrusted bow.Hillary Clinton Receives First-Ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service; Karl Lagerfeld to Teach Master Class in Paris | The Fashion Beast Team | October 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Surely this baby will eat the same fresh chicken and pea mush as his father, complete with a diamond-encrusted spoon.How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child? | Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker | July 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Models wore beaded headpieces with lattice-work and pearl-encrusted boots.
All I took with me was a palate encrusted with salt and 510 calories.A Bacon Sundae May Sound Like a Dream Combo Until You Try to Eat One | Andy Jacobsohn | June 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A bra encrusted in 142 carats of diamonds, pearls, and other precious stones set in gold, to be exact.5 Best Moments From the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (Video) | Alex Berg | November 30, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
The bottom was very foul, covered with long streamers of slimy grass and encrusted with barnacles.The Rival Campers Afloat | Ruel Perley Smith
We see columns encrusted with little bits of many-coloured looking-glass, like those we saw in Rangoon.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
Some of the former's yarns are very entertaining, but too richly encrusted with words not in the dictionary to reproduce.In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
In front of her was a damsel bearing in baldric a great sword with haft of emerald and tassels of jewel-encrusted gold.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
The man who fed was weary, and Tess could see that the red nape of his neck was encrusted with dirt and husks.Tess of the d'Urbervilles | Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for encrust
(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
- encrustation or incrustation, noun
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