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Noun of action from the Latin dēcrustō (I peel off [a crust or outer layer]), from + crustō (“I crust”, from crusta, “crust”). Compare the Old French décrustation.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈkɹʌsteɪʃən/, /diːˈkɹʊsteɪʃən/


decrustation (usually uncountable, plural decrustations)

  1. The removal of a crust.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for decrustation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)