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 (ĭn′krŭ-stā′shən) also en·crust·a·tion (ĕn′-)
a. The act of encrusting.
b. The state of being encrusted.
2. A crust or coating: an incrustation of salt on the window.
a. A decorative technique in which a contrasting material is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay.
b. A material so applied.
4. Biology A coating of hardened exudate or other material on a body or body part; a scale or scab.


(ˌɪn krʌˈsteɪ ʃən)

1. the act of incrusting or the state of being incrusted.
2. a crust or hard coating.
a. the inlaying or addition of enriching materials to a surface.
b. the materials used.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incrustation - 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.incrustation - 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.incrustation - a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify


n. incrustación, formación de una postilla o costra.
References in classic literature ?
Then, again, if you fix your eye upon this strange, crested, comb-like incrustation on the top of the mass --this green, barnacled thing, which the Greenlanders call the crown, and the Southern fishers the bonnet of the Right Whale; fixing your eyes solely on this, you would take the head for the trunk of some huge oak, with a bird's nest in its crotch.
Presently we came to trees, all charred and brown, and so to a bare place covered with a yellow-white incrustation, across which a drifting smoke, pungent in whiffs to nose and eyes, went drifting.
And along the margin where the water sometimes broke was a thick incrustation of salt--pink under the lurid sky.
Its back was corrugated and ornamented with ungainly bosses, and a greenish incrustation blotched it here and there.
The uncovered part had the appearance of a huge cylinder, caked over and its outline softened by a thick scaly dun-coloured incrustation.
Then suddenly he noticed with a start that some of the grey clinker, the ashy incrustation that covered the meteorite, was falling off the circular edge of the end.
I could have cried aloud in exultation when my scrutiny disclosed the almost invisible incrustation of particles of carbonized electrons which are thrown off by these Martian torches.
I may here mention, that on a part of the coast of Ascension, where there is a vast accumulation of shelly sand, an incrustation is deposited on the tidal rocks by the water of the sea, resembling, as represented in the woodcut, certain cryptogamic plants (Marchantiae) often seen on damp walls.
It is much softer, more transparent, and contains more animal matter, than the natural incrustation at Ascension; but we here again see the strong tendency which carbonate of lime and animal matter evince to form a solid substance allied to shell.
Paul's Rocks, non-volcanic -- Singular Incrustations -- Insects the first Colonists of Islands -- Fernando Noronha -- Bahia -- Burnished Rocks -- Habits of a Diodon -- Pelagic Confervae and Infusoria -- Causes of discoloured Sea.
The approach focuses on a continuous drug release out of the microspheres and an elimination of the DDS after less than four weeks, to avoid side effects like incrustation due to salt deposition.
Ce qui m'a beaucoup plu dans cette recherche, c'est cette aventure de tester toute matiere et differents supports, incrustation d'objets de recuperation pour convaincre une oeuvre d'Art.