encrust

verb en·crust \ in-ˈkrəst , iŋ- \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of encrust

probably from Latin incrustare, from in- + crusta crust

encrust Synonyms

Synonyms

cake, crust, rime;


ENCRUST Defined for Kids

encrust

verb en·crust \ in-ˈkrəst \

Definition of encrust for Students

encrusted; encrusting
: to cover with or as if with a crust Barnacles encrust the bottom of the boat.

Medical Dictionary

encrust

transitive verb en·crust
variants: also incrust play \in-ˈkrəst\

medical Definition of encrust

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


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