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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encrusted
1660s, from encrust (1640s), from en- + crust.
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Example sentences
High rollers showing off their diamond-encrusted mobile phones are not part of the plan.
Loggerheads are about the same size as greens but are handicapped by stubby flippers and barnacle-encrusted shells.
The floor is blood-encrusted from years of walrus and seal hunts.
Close by are a diamond-encrusted conch shell and discus, his traditional accessories.
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