Encrust meaning

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To form a crust.
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To cover or coat with or as if with a crust.

Tires encrusted with dried mud; legalities that were encrusted with tradition.

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To decorate by inlaying or overlaying with a contrasting material.

Encrust wood paneling with ivory.

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To cover with or as with a crust, or hard coating.
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To decorate elaborately, esp. with gems.
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To cover with a hard crust.
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To inset or affix decorative materials upon a surface.
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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