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encrust

[en-kruhst] /ɛnˈkrʌst/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for encrusts

encrust

/ɪnˈkrʌst/
verb
1.
(transitive) 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.
(transitive) to decorate lavishly, as with jewels
Derived Forms
encrustation, incrustation, noun
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Word Origin and History for encrusts

encrust

v.

1640s, from French incruster, from Latin incrustare "to cover with crust," from in- (see in- (2)) + crusta (see crust). Related: Encrusted; encrusting.

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