Definition of Encrust

1. Verb. Cover or coat with a crust.

Exact synonyms: Incrust
Generic synonyms: Coat, Surface
Derivative terms: Encrustation, Incrustation



2. Verb. Decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems).
Exact synonyms: Beset, Incrust
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Encrustation, Incrustation

3. Verb. Form a crust or a hard layer.
Exact synonyms: Incrust
Specialized synonyms: Effloresce
Generic synonyms: Harden, Indurate
Derivative terms: Encrustation, Encrustation, Incrustation, Incrustation

Definition of Encrust

1. v. t. To incrust. See Incrust.

Definition of Encrust

1. Verb. (transitive) To cover with a hard crust. ¹

2. Verb. To inset or affix decorative materials upon a surface ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encrust

1. to cover with a crust [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encrust

encrinitical
encrinoidea
encrinus
encrisped
encroach
encroach upon
encroached
encroacher
encroachers
encroaches
encroaching
encroaching(a)
encroachingly
encroachment
encroachments
encrust (current term)
encrustation
encrustations
encrusted
encrusting
encrustment
encrustments
encrusts
encrypt
encrypted
encrypter
encrypters
encrypting
encryption
encryptions

Literary usage of Encrust

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1. The Chemistry of Common Life by James Finlay Weir Johnston, Arthur Herbert Church (1891)
"Lime held in solution in water by carbonic acid.—Why calcareous waters encrust their channels, petrify, and deposit sediments in ..."

2. The Raja of Saráwak: An Account of Sir James Brooke, K.C.B., LL.D., Given by Gertrude Le Grand Jacob (1876)
"Perhaps they will tell us that there is pleasure to be found in escape from the petty meannesses and falsities that encrust our ..."

3. A Gilbertese-English Dictionary by Hiram Bingham (1908)
"... vt to encrust one with salt from salt spray. ... vt to encrust one with salt from salt spray. ..."

4. Agriculture in Some of Its Relations with Chemistry by Frank Humphreys Storer (1897)
"Nitrates may encrust the Land. According to Heiden and to Maercker, ... This tendency to encrust the land is shared to a certain extent by other saline ..."

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