incrustation

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noun in·crus·ta·tion \ˌin-ˌkrə-ˈstā-shən\
variants: or less commonly

\ˌin-ˌkrə-ˈstā-shən ˌen-\

Definition of incrustation

  1. 1a :  a crust or hard coatingb :  a growth or accumulation (as of habits, opinions, or customs) resembling a crust

  2. 2 :  the act of encrusting :  the state of being encrusted

  3. 3a :  overlay ab :  inlay

Origin and Etymology of incrustation

Latin incrustation-, incrustatio, from incrustare to encrust


First Known Use: 1644


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incrustation

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noun in·crus·ta·tion \ˌin-ˌkrəs-ˈtā-shən\
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encrustation

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Medical Definition of incrustation

  1. 1:  the act of encrusting :  the state of being encrusted

  2. 2:  a crust or hard coating

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