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encrust

Line breaks: en|crust
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkrʌst
 
, ɛn-/
(also incrust)

Definition of encrust in English:

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'.

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