encrustation

[en-kruh-stey-shuhn]
noun
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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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Areas of apparent salt encrustation and bacteria on the sea floor beneath the brine lake.
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