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encrust

verb en·crust \in-ˈkrəst, iŋ-\

Definition of encrust

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cover, line, or overlay with or as if with a crust

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to form a crust



Examples of encrust

  1. <refrigerator shelves that were encrusted with the residue of many spills>



Variants of encrust

also in·crust \in-ˈkrəst, iŋ-\

Origin of encrust

probably from Latin incrustare, from in- + crusta crust


First Known Use: 1596


ENCRUST Defined for Kids

encrust

verb en·crust \in-ˈkrəst\

Definition of encrust

en·crust·eden·crust·ing

  1. :  to cover with or as if with a crust <Barnacles encrust the bottom of the boat.>




Medical Dictionary

encrust

transitive verb en·crust

Medical Definition of encrust

  1. :  to cover, line, or overlay with a crust

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to form a crust



Variants of encrust

also in·crust \in-ˈkrəst\play


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