[ in-kruhst ]
/ ɪnˈkrʌst /

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 incrusted on the ship's hull.
Also encrust.

Origin of incrust

From the Latin word incrustāre, dating back to 1635–45. See in-2, crust


in·crust·ant, adjective, nounnon·in·crust·ing, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for incrust

  • 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

/ (ɪnˈkrʌst) /


a variant spelling of encrust

Derived forms of incrust

incrustant, noun, adjectiveincrustation, noun
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