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

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  • encrust — en*crust , v. t. To incrust. See {Incrust}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encrust — index embellish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • encrust — 1640s, from Fr. incruster, from L. incrustare to cover with crust, from in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + crusta (see CRUST (Cf. crust)). Related: Encrusted; encrusting …   Etymology dictionary

  • encrust — meaning ‘to cover with a crust’, is preferable to incrust …   Modern English usage

  • encrust — (also incrust) ► VERB ▪ cover with a hard crust. DERIVATIVES encrustation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • encrust — [en krust′] vt. [OFr encrouster < L incrustare: see IN 1 & CRUST] 1. to cover with or as with a crust, or hard coating 2. to decorate elaborately, esp. with gems vi. to form a crust …   English World dictionary

  • encrust — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cover or line with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encrust — /en krust /, v.t., v.i. incrust. * * * …   Universalium

  • encrust — verb a) To cover with a hard crust. b) To inset or affix decorative materials upon a surface …   Wiktionary

  • encrust — en·crust also in·crust in krəst vt to cover, line, or overlay with a crust vi to form a crust …   Medical dictionary

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