[ UK /ɛnkɹˈʌst/ ]
[ US /ɛnˈkɹəst/ ]
  1. form a crust or a hard layer
  2. decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
  3. cover or coat with a crust
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How To Use encrust In A Sentence

  • I looked over and watching the saliva encrusting in the corner of Larry's mouth, my heart sank. God
  • Almost every conversation begins with a reminder that the speakers have "renk breath" and "dirt-encrusted nostrils". The Long Song: Amazon.co.uk: Andrea Levy: Books
  • False-firecracker Thrower @ 11: 49: Better than your boy, bushie, who kissed the terrorist-Saudis on the mouth, while holding their oil-encrusted hands. White House: Obama monitoring terror situation closely
  • Other faunal elements include colonial and solitary corals, encrusting bryozoans, stromatoporoids, and rare brachiopods.
  • One mechanism often proposed to explain how encrusting algae can inhibit their potential competitors is thallus shedding, which is well documented among nongeniculate coralline algae.
  • An early and telltale sign of the disease is a severe runny nose and often a custardlike discharge that eventually encrusts the afflicted animal's muzzle.
  • In the study of fossil populations, the timing of encrustation is important, although both encrustation during life or after death provides ecological and taphonomic data.
  • In a caravan of unmarked coaches they went to La Fillon’s hôtel particulier, which was done up in the modern taste—rococo, mirrors, pastel colors, much white and gold, with rounded commodes by Charles Cressent, encrusted with gilt bronze. THE DIAMOND
  • Eaten on their own as a candy or as an accompaniment to cheese, these little sugar encrusted fruit treats with a name that has no good translation, come in every imaginable flavor from raspberry to mirabelle plum to date. Flora Lazar: Finally -- Locavore Candy at the Farmers Market
  • The engine was running and the defrosters were all on, but there was still a layer of snow and ice encrusting the windows. Brown-Eyed Girl
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