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encrustation

Saltos de línea: en|crust|ation
Pronunciación: /ˌɪnkrʌˈsteɪʃ(ə)n
 
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(also incrustation)

Definición de encrustation en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
1The action of encrusting or state of being encrusted.
Example sentences
  • Pollutants in the atmosphere and the attentions of birds and humans cause discolouration, encrustation and corrosion.
  • Slight variations in the diameter along the length of some filaments reflect either the degree of silica encrustation or septa in the original filament.
  • For some microbes, initial encrustation involved the growth of small spheroids scattered irregularly along the length of the microbe.
1.1 [count noun] A crust or hard coating on the surface of something: the sides are white with encrustations of salt
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It grows as a surface incrustation on gastropod shells inhabited by the hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus.
  • A white incrustation called efflorescence is often found on the surface of interior masonry walls.
  • The Great White Way is a comfortable walking passage with white encrustations covering much of the lower half of the walls.
1.2 [count noun] Architecture A facing of marble on a building.

Origen

early 17th century (originally as incrustation): from late Latin incrustatio(n-), from the verb incrustare (see encrust).

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