Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Variant of encrust.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To encrust.
  • v. To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cover or line with a crust, or hard coat; to form a crust on the surface of
  • transitive v. To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cover with a crust; form a crust or coating on the surface of; coat; overlay: as, an ancient coin incrusted with rust.
  • In decorative art, to cover with a different and generally more precious material in plates or pieces of appreciable thickness, requiring to be held in place by cramps, hooks, cement, or other appliances.
  • To apply or inlay, as mosaic, slabs of precious marbles, enameled tiles, or the like, so as to form a decoration or covering.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cover or coat with a crust
  • v. form a crust or a hard layer
  • v. decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)

Etymologies

Latin incrustare; prefix in- in + crustare to cover with a crust: compare French incruster. See crust. (Wiktionary)

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