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incrust

[in-kruhst]
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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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Related Words for incrust

stuff, cover, fill, laminate, paint, glaze, smear, stain, rub, coat, quilt, overlay, wad, bush, face, reinforce, sheath, panel, incrust, encrust

Examples from the Web for incrust

Historical Examples of incrust

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

    Folle-Farine

    Ouida

  • 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

incrust

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