encrust

[ en-kruhst ]
/ ɛnˈkrʌst /
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verb (used with object)

to cover or line with a crust or hard coating.
to form into a crust.
to deposit as a crust.

verb (used without object)

to form a crust: They scraped off the barnacles that always encrusted on the ship's hull.

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Also in·crust [in-kruhst] /ɪnˈkrʌst/ .

Origin of encrust

First recorded in 1635–45 for incrust and 1710–20 for encrust; from Old French encrouster, incrouster, from Latin incrustāre “to cover with a layer, rind, or crust; daub”; see origin at en-1, crust

OTHER WORDS FROM encrust

en·crust·ant, adjective, nounnon·en·crust·ing, adjective, noun
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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 forms of encrust

encrustation or incrustation, noun
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