encrust


en·crust

verb \in-ˈkrəst, iŋ-\

Definition of ENCRUST

transitive verb
:  to cover, line, or overlay with or as if with a crust
intransitive verb
:  to form a crust

Variants of ENCRUST

en·crust also in·crust \in-ˈkrəst, iŋ-\

Examples of ENCRUST

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

Origin of ENCRUST

probably from Latin incrustare, from in- + crusta crust
First Known Use: 1596

Related to ENCRUST

en·crust

transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENCRUST

: to cover, line, or overlay with a crust
intransitive verb
: to form a crust

Variants of ENCRUST

en·crust also in·crust \in-ˈkrəst\

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