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
The clock, plated in mother of pearl, 18K white gold and crystal, also is diamond- and sapphire-encrusted and is referred to on the dealer’s website as the Asprey & Co. Mystery Clock.
Many tales of the largely unexplored north told of riches in the Seven Cities of Cibola where the palaces were encrusted with emeralds and where the rulers ate from golden plates.
Researchers in a North Charleston, South Carolina, laboratory on Wednesday unveiled the crew compartment -- which had been sealed by more than 130 years of ocean exposure and encrusted sediment.
The restaurant was also cited for having small insects flying in the kitchen, food held at unsafe temperatures and shelves encrusted with food debris.
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.
The day-boat scallops, encrusted with a mild bergamot coating, were equally good.
Siems hid a rock encrusted with zebra mussels in the splashwell of a fishing boat.
Wintour glittered in gold, heavily encrusted Chanel.
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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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