[ in-kruh-stey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn krʌˈsteɪ ʃən /


an incrusting or being incrusted.
a crust or coat of anything on the surface of a body; covering, coating, or scale.
the inlaying or addition of enriching materials on or to a surface or an object.
the enriching materials inlaid on or added to a surface or an object.

Origin of incrustation

First recorded in 1600–10, incrustation is from the Latin word incrustātiōn- (stem of incrustātiō). See in-2, crust, -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for incrustation

Word Origin and History for incrustation



also encrustation, 1640s, from Late Latin incrustationem (nominative incrustatio) "a covering with crust," noun of action from past participle stem of incrustare.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for incrustation


[ ĭn′krŭ-stāshən ]


The formation of a crust or a scab.
A coating of hardened exudate or other material on a body or body part.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.