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crusted

[kruhs-tid]
adjective
1.
having a crust; encrusted.
2.
(of a wine) containing a hardened deposit accumulated during aging in the bottle: crusted port.
3.
having the accruals of age; antique.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see crust, -ed3

crustedly, adverb
uncrusted, adjective
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crust
early 14c., from L. crusta "rind, crust, shell, bark," from PIE *krus-to-, from base *kreus- "to begin to freeze, form a crust" (cf. Skt. krud- "make hard, thicken;" Avestan xruzdra- "hard;" Gk. krystallos "ice, crystal," kryos "icy cold, frost;" Lett. kruwesis "frozen mud;" O.H.G. hrosa "ice, crust;"
O.E. hruse "earth;" O.N. hroðr "scurf"). Meaning "outer shell of the earth" is from 1550s.
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Medical Dictionary

crust (krŭst)
n.

  1. A hard, crisp covering or surface.

  2. An outer layer or coating formed by the drying of a bodily exudate such as pus or blood; a scab.

v. crust·ed, crust·ing, crusts
To cover with, become covered with, or harden into a crust.
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crust   (krŭst)  Pronunciation Key 
The solid, outermost layer of the Earth, lying above the mantle. ◇ The crust that includes continents is called continental crust and is about 35.4 to 70 km (22 to 43.4 mi) thick. It consists mostly of rocks, such as granites and granodiorites, that are rich in silica and aluminum, with minor amounts of iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. ◇ The crust that includes ocean floors is called oceanic crust and is about 4.8 to 9.7 km (3 to 6 mi) thick. It has a similar composition to that of continental crust, but has higher concentrations of iron, magnesium, and calcium and is denser than continental crust. The predominant type of rock in oceanic crust is basalt.
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crust definition


In geology, the outermost layer of the Earth. It overlies the mantle.

Note: The crust includes the continents and the ocean bottom and is generally estimated to be about five to twenty-five miles thick.
Note: The crust is made from relatively lightweight rocks that floated to the surface when the Earth was molten early in its history.
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