Definition of crusted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌstɪd/


1Having or forming a hard outer layer: she washed away the crusted blood
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  • The rain had soaked what was left of his dry goods - turning his corn flour into a crusted rock and his hard tack into mush.
  • Grabbing a tissue from the desk she held Matt's head steady under the light, swabbing away at the crusted blood around his head. ‘What else did he take?’
  • I frowned and felt more crusted blood on my chin.
1.1Denoting a style of unfiltered, blended port which deposits a sediment in the bottle.
Example sentences
  • Until the cessation of bulk exports of port in 1997, crusted port was bottled in the UK.
  • The only wines that need decanting - just before serving, please - are true vintage and crusted ports, or old reds such as claret that have thrown a bitty or fine sediment that gets stuck in the teeth, and can muddy the taste.
  • She further stated that the only wines that ever require decanting are crusted ports and old reds that have thrown a sediment.
2Old-fashioned or venerable: a crusted establishment figure
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  • An interesting exception was the crusted doyen of film critics.

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