en·​crus·​ta·​tion ˌin-ˌkrə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce encrustation (audio) ˌen- How to pronounce encrustation (audio)

less common variant of incrustation

: a crust or hard coating
: a growth or accumulation (as of habits, opinions, or customs) resembling a crust
: the act of encrusting : the state of being encrusted

Examples of encrustation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plenty of fragmented mollusk shells are scattered throughout the site, but this particular specimen was remarkably intact, showing no signs of prolonged exposure via scavenging, shell encrustation, or of being exhumed from elsewhere and redeposited. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 4 Jan. 2022

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“Encrustation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encrustation. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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variant of incrustation

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en·​crus·​ta·​tion (ˌ)in-ˌkrəs-ˈtā-shən, ˌen- How to pronounce encrustation (audio)

variant of incrustation

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