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verb (used with object)
  1. to cover or line with a crust or hard coating.
  2. to form into a crust.
  3. to deposit as a crust.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to form a crust: They scraped off the barnacles that always incrusted on the ship's hull.
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Also encrust.

Origin of incrust

From the Latin word incrustāre, dating back to 1635–45. See in-2, crust
Related formsin·crust·ant, adjective, nounnon·in·crust·ing, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Take its red robe boldly from it, and weight it with gold and incrust it with jewels.



  • It's just the same principle as those lime springs that incrust things with lime.

    Old Gorgon Graham

    George Horace Lorimer

British Dictionary definitions for incrust


  1. a variant spelling of encrust
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Derived Formsincrustant, noun, adjectiveincrustation, noun
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