incrustation

noun

in·​crus·​ta·​tion ˌin-ˌkrə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce incrustation (audio)
variants or less commonly encrustation
1
a
: a crust or hard coating
b
: a growth or accumulation (as of habits, opinions, or customs) resembling a crust
2
: the act of encrusting : the state of being encrusted
3

Word History

Etymology

Latin incrustation-, incrustatio, from incrustare to encrust

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of incrustation was in 1644

Dictionary Entries Near incrustation

Cite this Entry

“Incrustation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incrustation. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

incrustation

noun
in·​crus·​ta·​tion ˌin-ˌkrəs-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce incrustation (audio)
1
: the act of encrusting : the state of being encrusted
2
: a hard coating : crust

Medical Definition

incrustation

noun
in·​crus·​ta·​tion ˌin-ˌkrəs-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce incrustation (audio)
variants or encrustation
1
: the act of encrusting : the state of being encrusted
2
: a crust or hard coating
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