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English Dictionary: incrustation by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
incrustation
n
  1. the formation of a crust [syn: incrustation, encrustation]
  2. a hard outer layer that covers something
    Synonym(s): crust, incrustation, encrustation
  3. a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
    Synonym(s): incrustation, encrustation
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Incrustation \In`crus*ta"tion\, n. [L. incrustatio: cf. F.
      incrustation. See {Incrust}.]
      1. The act of incrusting, or the state of being incrusted.
  
      2. A crust or hard coating of anything upon or within a body,
            as a deposit of lime, sediment, etc., from water on the
            inner surface of a steam boiler.
  
      3. (Arch.) A covering or inlaying of marble, mosaic, etc.,
            attached to the masonry by cramp irons or cement.
  
      4. (Fine Arts) Anything inlaid or imbedded.
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