incrustation

[in-kruh-stey-shuhn]
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.


Origin:
1600–10; < Latin incrustātiōn- (stem of incrustātiō). See in-2, crust, -ation

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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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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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Example sentences
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.
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