encrustation


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en·crust·a·tion

 (ĕn′krŭs-tā′shən)
n.
Variant of incrustation.

in•crus•ta•tion

(ˌɪn krʌˈsteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of incrusting or the state of being incrusted.
2. a crust or hard coating.
3.
a. the inlaying or addition of enriching materials to a surface.
b. the materials used.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encrustation - the formation of a crust
formation - natural process that causes something to form; "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
2.encrustation - a hard outer layer that covers something
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
calculus, tophus, tartar - an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
3.encrustation - a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
Translations

encrustation

[ˌɪnkrʌsˈteɪʃn] Nincrustación f

encrustation

[ˌɪŋkrʌˈsteɪʃən] n
(= layer) [mud] → couche m; [ice] → croûte f
(= covering) [jewels] → incrustation f

encrustation

nKruste f, → Verkrustung f; (fig, with diamonds, pearls, lace) → Besatz m; (with ice etc) → Überzug m
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