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incrustation (n.)

in early use also also encrustation, 1640s, from French encrustation, incrustation, from encruster (see encrust). Or perhaps from the obsolete English verb incrustate, which is attested from 1560s.

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Definitions of incrustation from WordNet

incrustation (n.)
the formation of a crust;
Synonyms: encrustation
incrustation (n.)
a hard outer layer that covers something;
Synonyms: crust / encrustation
incrustation (n.)
a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay;
Synonyms: encrustation
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