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

  • n. Variant of incrustation.

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  • n. An incrustation

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

  • n. a hard outer layer that covers something
  • n. a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
  • n. the formation of a crust


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • From a distance you can't see the layers of encrustation that have diluted the power of Mies's minimalism.

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  • Afilm critic sees the film straight away, beforeeveryone else, before it has an encrustation of media-comment, beforeany of this is possible.

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  • NCS can remove contaminants such as PVC, soils, tarnish, carbon spots, verdigris and encrustation from the surface.

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  • Beloved by Toni Morrison: Burdened now with being the Great Novel of Our Time (and being assigned as required reading for a generation -- just read some of our cranky customer reviews), but to my mind it's still worth all the praise it's gotten, if we could somehow chip away at the encrustation of honors and come back to it fresh again.

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  • The encrustation of sheds, stores, armouries and cramped living quarters all round the wall within consisted mainly of timber.

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  • Water levels and salinity fluctuate from year to year; during dry periods salt encrustation and wind erosion occur.

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  • Nearby, workers will be sandblasting the encrustation away.

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  • With the desertification of the region continuing apace and water resource too scarce to support afforestation, maybe these chemical encrustation will be increasingly considered as a viable solution to a whole list of environmental problems.

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