incrustation

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incrustation (plural incrustations)

  1. The act of incrusting, or the state of being incrusted.
  2. 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.
  3. A covering or inlaying of marble, mosaic, etc., attached to the masonry by cramp irons or cement.
  4. Anything inlaid or imbedded.