Definition of encrust in English:

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encrust

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkrʌst/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈkrʌst/
(also incrust)

verb

[with object]
Cover or decorate (something) with a hard surface layer: the mussels encrust navigation buoys (as adjective encrusted) the dried and encrusted blood
More 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.

Origin

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'.

Words that rhyme with encrust

adjust, august, bust, combust, crust, dust, entrust, gust, just, lust, mistrust, must, robust, rust, thrust, trust, undiscussed

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Line breaks: en|crust

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