encrust

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verb en·crust \in-ˈkrəst, iŋ-\
variants: or less commonly

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 in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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 for Students

encrusted

encrusting

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


Medical Dictionary

encrust

verb en·crust
variants: also

incrust

\in-ˈkrəst\play

Medical Definition of encrust

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

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to form a crust



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