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Encrust definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ENCRUST', v.t. To cover with a crust. It is written also incrust.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: cover or coat with a crust [syn: encrust, incrust]
2: decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems) [syn: encrust, incrust, beset]
3: form a crust or a hard layer [syn: encrust, incrust]

Merriam Webster's

also incrust verb Etymology: probably from Latin incrustare, from in- + crusta crust Date: 1596 transitive verb to cover, line, or overlay with or as if with a crust intransitive verb to form a crust

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. (also incrust) 1 tr. cover with a crust. 2 tr. overlay with an ornamental crust of precious material. 3 intr. form a crust. Derivatives: encrustment n. Etymology: F incruster f. L incrustare (as IN-(2), crustare f. crusta CRUST)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incrust In*crust", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incrusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Incrusting.] [L. incrustare; pref. in- in + crustare to cover with a crust: cf. F. incruster. See Crust.] [Written also encrust.] 1. To cover or line with a crust, or hard coat; to form a crust on the surface of; as, iron incrusted with rust; a vessel incrusted with salt; a sweetmeat incrusted with sugar. And by the frost refin'd the whiter snow, Incrusted hard. --Thomson. 2. (Fine Arts) To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Encrust En*crust", v. t. To incrust. See Incrust.



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