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Variant of encrust.
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a variant spelling of encrust
inˈcrustant n, adj
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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]
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Past participle: incrusted
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|Verb||1.||incrust - decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)|
|2.||incrust - cover or coat with a crust|
|3.||incrust - form a crust or a hard layer|
effloresce - become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation
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