encrust encrust  /ɛn ˈkrəst/


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



  1. Scorched spices encrust the fish and mask its delicate flavor.
  2. They encrust the walls, drip from the roof like stalactites and overflow into the cubbyhole where the flight engineer sits.
  3. Barnacles and muscles encrust the sides; mud and sand have drifted in.


  • "These look like hard outer shells on some parts of some outcrops, and they're darker and a little redder than the rock that they encrust," Squyres said.
    on Aug 17, 2005 By: Steve Squyres Source: Space.com

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