incrustation


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in·crust·a·tion

 (ĭn′krŭ-stā′shən) also en·crust·a·tion (ĕn′-)
n.
1.
a. The act of encrusting.
b. The state of being encrusted.
2. A crust or coating: an incrustation of salt on the window.
3.
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.

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.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
Translations

in·crus·ta·tion

n. incrustación, formación de una postilla o costra.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thus far, we have spoken the truth concerning her as she appears at present, but we must remember also that we have seen her only in a condition which may be compared to that of the sea-god Glaucus, whose original image can hardly be discerned because his natural members are broken off and crushed and damaged by the waves in all sorts of ways, and incrustations have grown over them of seaweed and shells and stones, so that he is more like some monster than he is to his own natural form.
Scarcely any of the items in the above-drawn parallel occurred to Phoebe, whose country birth and residence, in truth, had left her pitifully ignorant of most of the family traditions, which lingered, like cobwebs and incrustations of smoke, about the rooms and chimney-corners of the House of the Seven Gables.
Nevertheless, the remarkably pointed and lofty roof of the modern palace, bristling with carved eaves, covered with sheets of lead, where coiled a thousand fantastic arabesques of sparkling incrustations of gilded bronze, that roof, so curiously damascened, darted upwards gracefully from the midst of the brown ruins of the ancient edifice; whose huge and ancient towers, rounded by age like casks, sinking together with old age, and rending themselves from top to bottom, resembled great bellies unbuttoned.