incrust

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

incrust (third-person singular simple present incrusts, present participle incrusting, simple past and past participle incrusted)

  1. To encrust.
    iron incrusted with rust
    a sweetmeat incrusted with sugar
    • Thomson
      And by the frost refin'd the whiter snow, / Incrusted hard.
  2. (art) To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.