incrust

[in-kruhst]
verb (used with object)
1.
to cover or line with a crust or hard coating.
2.
to form into a crust.
3.
to deposit as a crust.
verb (used without object)
4.
to form a crust: They scraped off the barnacles that always incrusted on the ship's hull.
Also, encrust.


Origin:
1635–45; < Latin incrustāre. See in-2, crust

incrustant, adjective, noun
nonincrusting, adjective, 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

incrust (ɪnˈkrʌst)
 
vb
a variant spelling of encrust
 
in'crustant
 
n, —adj
 
incrus'tation
 
n

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Never for an instant does it incrust the business,-as the rhetorician would do,-nor ever overlay it with decoration.
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