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encrust

verb en·crust \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

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ENCRUST Defined for Kids

encrust

verb en·crust \in-ˈkrəst\
en·crust·eden·crust·ing

Definition of ENCRUST for Kids

:  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

:  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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