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incrustation

[in-kruh-stey-shuh n] /ˌɪn krʌˈsteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an incrusting or being incrusted.
2.
a crust or coat of anything on the surface of a body; covering, coating, or scale.
3.
the inlaying or addition of enriching materials on or to a surface or an object.
4.
the enriching materials inlaid on or added to a surface or an object.
Also, encrustation.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin incrustātiōn- (stem of incrustātiō). See in-2, crust, -ation
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Examples from the web for incrustation
  • Its back was corrugated and ornamented with ungainly bosses, and a greenish incrustation blotched it here and there.
  • For the twenty-fourth instance exhibits a power in it that resembles heat in producing incrustation.
  • When incrustation is not removed by sponging, use nylon abrasive pad to remove dirt film.
  • Baking and incrustation of the residue due to heating also are avoided.
Word Origin and History for incrustation
n.

also encrustation, 1640s, from Late Latin incrustationem (nominative incrustatio) "a covering with crust," noun of action from past participle stem of incrustare.

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incrustation in Medicine

incrustation in·crust·a·tion (ĭn'krŭ-stā'shən)
n.

  1. The formation of a crust or a scab.

  2. A coating of hardened exudate or other material on a body or body part.

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