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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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treads and risers for 3 Stairways: Jura Marble approx 67 pieces, with encrustations and slip resistance; Width 1.
When the Woodhead line was electrified in the late 1940s and early 1950s the engineers were forced to build new Portland concrete tunnels parallel to the existing ones at Thurgoland and Woodhead due to the dimension limitations and soot encrustations.
11) The two most severe types of stent encrustation are Grade IV (circular encrustations completely encasing both of the pigtail portions of the stent) and Grade V (diffuse and bulky encrustations completely encasing both of the pigtail and ureteral portions of stent).
A centuries old tradition, layered with the encrustations of time, the Stations have been mostly abandoned by Protestants.
To clean the granite headstones, use a plastic spatula to remove the heaviest encrustations.
Encrustations at defective joints had temporarily re-sealed defects in the lateral causing pressure testing to record a false-positive result.
Judith Bernstein's Union Jack-Off on Vietnam Policy, 1967, for example, may not have stopped the war, nor did the New York-based artist presumably imagine otherwise, but given the ferocity of her gestures and grotesquely evocative encrustations of paint--phalluses emerging, keloid-like, from the fat striped red-and-gray ground; bunched-up stockings; collage; American flags; and a detumescent segment that hangs from the base of the panel to lie flaccidly on the floor--one cannot help but respond or admit to complicity.
The heavy encrustations of royal paraphernalia and palace behavior are beginning to fall away.
Blue to purple cryptocrystalline encrustations, also believed to be vivianite, have been found on the clay sediments of the river bank just upstream from the point bar and on gravel on the point bar.
The prospect, called Jocquistes, features widespread malachite/azurite encrustations on fractures and outcrops and 1-3 centimetre quartz stockwork veins containing chalcopyrite with associated pervasive phyllic alteration overprinting potassic alteration over a minimum area of 500 by 1,000 metres.
not assume shade: for look how the encrustations ot skin cancer form