Encrust Definition

encrusted, encrusts, incrusted, incrusting, incrusts
encrusted, encrusts
To form a crust.
Webster's New World
To cover with or as with a crust, or hard coating.
Webster's New World
To decorate elaborately, esp. with gems.
Webster's New World

To inset or affix decorative materials upon a surface.


Origin of Encrust

  • Possibly from French incruster from Latin incrustāre in- on en–1 crusta crust kreus- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French incruster, from Latin incrustare; prefix in- in + crustare to cover with a crust. See crust.

    From Wiktionary

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