encrust

[en-kruhst]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
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encrust or incrust (ɪnˈkrʌst)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to cover or overlay with or as with a crust or hard coating
2.  to form or cause to form a crust or hard coating
3.  (tr) to decorate lavishly, as with jewels
 
incrust or incrust
 
vb
 
encrus'tation or incrust
 
n
 
incrus'tation or incrust
 
n

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Example sentences
White salt crystals encrust almost any solid object in contact with north-arm
  water.
These mussels encrust docks and boats, and can get into engine cooling systems
  causing overheating and damage.
Galvanized pipe can encrust with scale over the years.
Zebra mussels attach to and encrust native organisms, essentially smothering
  them and removing more animals from the food chain.
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