Definition of Incrustation

1. Noun. The formation of a crust.

Exact synonyms: Encrustation
Generic synonyms: Formation
Derivative terms: Encrust, Incrust



2. Noun. A hard outer layer that covers something.
Exact synonyms: Crust, Encrustation
Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering
Specialized synonyms: Calculus, Tartar, Tophus
Derivative terms: Crust, Crusty, Encrust, Encrust, Incrust, Incrust

3. Noun. A decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay.
Exact synonyms: Encrustation
Generic synonyms: Decoration, Ornament, Ornamentation
Derivative terms: Encrust, Incrust

Definition of Incrustation

1. n. The act of incrusting, or the state of being incrusted.

Definition of Incrustation

1. Noun. The act of incrusting, or the state of being incrusted. ¹

2. Noun. A crust or hard coating of anything upon or within a body, as a deposit of lime, sediment, etc., from water on the inner surface of a steam boiler. ¹

3. Noun. A covering or inlaying of marble, mosaic, etc., attached to the masonry by cramp irons or cement. ¹

4. Noun. Anything inlaid or imbedded. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Incrustation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Incrustation

1. 1. Formation of a crust or a scab. 2. A coating of some adventitious material or an exudate; a scab. Origin: L. In-crusto, pp. -atus, to incrust, fr. Crusta, crust (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Incrustation

incriminated
incriminates
incriminating
incriminatingly
incrimination
incriminations
incriminatory
incroachment
incross
incrossed
incrosses
incrossing
incruent
incruental
incrust
incrustation (current term)
incrustations
incrusted
incrusted cystitis
incrusting
incrustment
incrustments
incrusts
incrystallizable
incuba
incubae
incubate
incubated
incubates
incubating

Literary usage of Incrustation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1866)
"100-00 This incrustation did not contain a trace of carbonate of lime or magnesia, ... It thus appears that this incrustation consiste mainly of anhydrous ..."

2. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1854)
"It appears, moreover, that an incrustation formed upon a mineral, ... In some cases, this incrustation consists of a substance differing both from the ..."

3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1850)
"Professor Owen's History of British Fossil Reptiles, Part iii., p. 132. On the incrustation which forms in the Boilers of Steam-Engines, from a Letter ..."

4. The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-book: A Reference Book of Rules, Tables by William Kent (1902)
"incrustation. Bicarbonates of lime, magnesia, I iron. j Sulphate of lime. ... Priming, f corrosion, or j incrustation. J Remedy or Palliation. Blowing off. ..."

5. Steam-boiler Economy: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Fuel Economy by William Kent (1904)
"A condensed summary of the various causes of incrustation, corrosion, etc., and their remedies, is given as follows in a paper by Messrs. ..."

6. Steam-boiler Economy: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Fuel Economy by William Kent (1901)
"A condensed summary of the various causes of incrustation, corrosion, etc., ... incrustation. Filtration; blowing off. Readily soluble salts. incrustation. ..."

7. A Treatise on Steam-boilers: Their Strength, Construction, and Economical by Robert Wilson (1892)
"The overheating due to the presence of incrustation may become dangerous, long before the plates suffer much from burning, especially in the case of large ..."

8. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1850)
"Professor Owen's History of British Fossil Reptiles, Part iii., p. 132. On the incrustation which forms in the Boilers of S team-Engines, from a Letter ..."

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