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en·crust

(ĕn-krŭst′) also in·crust (ĭn-)
tr.v. en·crust·ed, en·crust·ing, en·crusts also in·crust·ed or in·crust·ing or in·crusts
1. To cover or coat with or as if with a crust: tires encrusted with dried mud; legalities that were encrusted with tradition.
2. To decorate by inlaying or overlaying with a contrasting material: encrust wood paneling with ivory.

[Possibly from French incruster, from Latin incrustāre : in-, on; see en-1 + crusta, crust; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]

encrust

(ɪnˈkrʌst) or

incrust

vb
1. (tr) to cover or overlay with or as with a crust or hard coating
2. to form or cause to form a crust or hard coating
3. (tr) to decorate lavishly, as with jewels
ˌencrusˈtation, ˌincrusˈtation n

in•crust

(ɪnˈkrʌst)
v.t.
1. to cover or line with a crust or hard coating.
2. to form into a crust.
3. to deposit as a crust.
v.i.
4. to form a crust.
[1635–45; < Latin incrustāre]

encrust


Past participle: encrusted
Gerund: encrusting

Imperative
encrust
encrust
Present
I encrust
you encrust
he/she/it encrusts
we encrust
you encrust
they encrust
Preterite
I encrusted
you encrusted
he/she/it encrusted
we encrusted
you encrusted
they encrusted
Present Continuous
I am encrusting
you are encrusting
he/she/it is encrusting
we are encrusting
you are encrusting
they are encrusting
Present Perfect
I have encrusted
you have encrusted
he/she/it has encrusted
we have encrusted
you have encrusted
they have encrusted
Past Continuous
I was encrusting
you were encrusting
he/she/it was encrusting
we were encrusting
you were encrusting
they were encrusting
Past Perfect
I had encrusted
you had encrusted
he/she/it had encrusted
we had encrusted
you had encrusted
they had encrusted
Future
I will encrust
you will encrust
he/she/it will encrust
we will encrust
you will encrust
they will encrust
Future Perfect
I will have encrusted
you will have encrusted
he/she/it will have encrusted
we will have encrusted
you will have encrusted
they will have encrusted
Future Continuous
I will be encrusting
you will be encrusting
he/she/it will be encrusting
we will be encrusting
you will be encrusting
they will be encrusting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been encrusting
you have been encrusting
he/she/it has been encrusting
we have been encrusting
you have been encrusting
they have been encrusting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been encrusting
you will have been encrusting
he/she/it will have been encrusting
we will have been encrusting
you will have been encrusting
they will have been encrusting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been encrusting
you had been encrusting
he/she/it had been encrusting
we had been encrusting
you had been encrusting
they had been encrusting
Conditional
I would encrust
you would encrust
he/she/it would encrust
we would encrust
you would encrust
they would encrust
Past Conditional
I would have encrusted
you would have encrusted
he/she/it would have encrusted
we would have encrusted
you would have encrusted
they would have encrusted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.encrust - cover or coat with a crust
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
2.encrust - decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)encrust - decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
3.encrust - form a crust or a hard layer
effloresce - become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation
harden, indurate - become hard or harder; "The wax hardened"
Translations

encrust

[ɪnˈkrʌst] VTincrustar (with de)

encrust

[ɪnˈkrʌst] vt
(with mud)encroûter
(with jewels)incruster

encrust

vt (fig, with pearls) → besetzen; encrusted with earth/cementerd-/zementverkrustet; a jewel-encrusted broocheine juwelenbesetzte Brosche; encrusted with icevereist
References in classic literature ?
Time, which encrusts all physical substances with its mossy mantle, as it invests all things of the mind with forgetfulness, seemed to have respected these signs, which apparently had been made with some degree of regularity, and probably with a definite purpose.
Left of center, a blue crystalline mass encrusts a hill of brownish but also pink, blue, and green strokes of paint, which dissipate on the right into dense constellations of dots.