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
Recent Examples of encrust from the Web
Aneta Regel, a Polish sculptor who makes simplified animal forms encrusted with bright colored glazes that seem descended from African Baule, is another talent worth watching.
Most of the shoreline is encrusted with rotting organic matter, silk-like swathes of bacterial slick now putrefying under the blazing sun…
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Origin and Etymology of encrust
probably from Latin incrustare, from in- + crusta crust
First Known Use: 1596See Words from the same year
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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