- 1Cover (something) with a hard surface layer: the mussels encrust navigation buoys (as adjective encrusted) the dried and encrusted bloodMore example sentences
- They are covered in encrusting life and soft corals and often surrounded by big pollack and schooling fish.
- Steep sloping walls and cascading waterfalls of coral encrusted the features like a blanket of molten lava.
- There is a good covering of marine life, and many rocks are encrusted by a hard pink growth.
early 17th century (in the sense 'cause to form a crust'): from French incruster or encroûter, both from Latin incrustare, from in- 'into' + crusta 'a crust'.
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