Definition of Encrustation

1. Noun. The formation of a crust.

Exact synonyms: Incrustation
Generic synonyms: Formation
Derivative terms: Encrust, Incrust



2. Noun. A hard outer layer that covers something.
Exact synonyms: Crust, Incrustation
Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering
Specialized synonyms: Calculus, Tartar, Tophus
Derivative terms: Crust, Crusty, Encrust, Encrust, Incrust, Incrust

3. Noun. A decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay.
Exact synonyms: Incrustation
Generic synonyms: Decoration, Ornament, Ornamentation
Derivative terms: Encrust, Incrust

Definition of Encrustation

1. Noun. An incrustation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encrustation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encrustation

encrinoidea
encrinus
encrisped
encroach
encroach upon
encroached
encroacher
encroachers
encroaches
encroaching
encroaching(a)
encroachingly
encroachment
encroachments
encrust
encrustation (current term)
encrustations
encrusted
encrusting
encrustment
encrustments
encrusts
encrypt
encrypted
encrypter
encrypters
encrypting
encryption
encryptions
encryptor

Literary usage of Encrustation

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1. Historic and Monumental Rome: A Handbook for the Students of Classical and by Charles Isidore Hemans (1874)
"... encrustation, pilasters, cornices, &c., in porphyry and other coloured marbles, in order to use all that rich material for certain superfluities of ..."

2. The London Medical Gazette (1843)
"In fact, many of them seemed to be stiffened merely by malposition, or rheumatism ; but, be this as it may, the absence of the cartilages of encrustation ..."

3. Dry Land Farming by Thomas Shaw (1909)
"In the spring there is a decided tendency to encrustation in much of the soil of the west that has been sown to winter wheat. ..."

4. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1836)
"... the application;—render such a mode of preventing encrustation particularly de. serving the consideration of all who are interested in steam navigation. ..."

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