encrust

[ en-kruhst ]
/ ɛnˈkrʌst /

verb (used with or without object)

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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 encrusted

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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