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Definition of "encrust" [en•crust]

  • To cover or coat with or as if with a crust: tires encrusted with dried mud; legalities that were encrusted with tradition. (verb-transitive)
  • To decorate by inlaying or overlaying with a contrasting material: encrust wood paneling with ivory. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "encrust" in a sentence
  • "That was the message I got from readers after last week's column on how those retailer "rewards" cards increasingly fill our wallets and encrust our key chains."
  • "You think this, and are ready to encrust yourself with what is conventional and practical."
  • "But concerns have emerged that salt in the seawater could damage machinery, clog pipes and encrust fuel rods, making it difficult for them to cool."