From French incruster, from Latin incrustare, from in- (“in”) + crustare (“to cover with a crust”). See crust.
- Rhymes: -ʌst
encrust (third-person singular simple present encrusts, present participle encrusting, simple past and past participle encrusted)
- (transitive) To cover with a hard crust.
- iron encrusted with rust
- a doughnut encrusted with sugar
- 1726, James Thomson, “Winter”, in The Seasons, London: […] A[ndrew] Millar, and sold by Thomas Cadell, […], published 1768, →OCLC:
- And by the frost refin'd the whiter snow, / Incrusted hard.
- (intransitive) To form a crust.
- (transitive) To inset or affix decorative materials upon (a surface); to inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.
- The jeweller encrusted the ring with gems.
To cover with a hard crust