Definition of encrust
: to cover, line, or overlay with or as if with a crust
: to form a crust
Examples of encrust in a sentence
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
Definition of encrust for Students
: to cover with or as if with a crust Barnacles encrust the bottom of the boat.
Medical Definition of encrust
: to cover, line, or overlay with a crust
intransitive verb: to form a crust
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