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Meaning of INCRUSTATION

Pronunciation:  `inkru'steyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
  2. [n]  a hard outer layer that covers something
  3. [n]  the formation of a crust
 

INCRUSTATION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: crust, encrustation, encrustation, encrustation
 
 See Also: calculus, cover, covering, decoration, formation, natural covering, ornament, ornamentation, tartar, tophus

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blanketing, blocking, blotting out, cementwork, cloaking, clouding, coating, coverage, covering, crust, curtaining, eclipse, eclipsing, envelopment, enwrapment, enwrapping, eschar, hiding, laying on, mantling, masking, obduction, obscuring, occultation, overlaying, overspreading, pargeting, pastry shell, piecrust, plasterwork, scab, scale, screening, sheathing, shell, shielding, shrouding, stalactite, stalagmite, stuccowork, superimposition, superposition, upholstering, upholstery, veiling, wrapping
 

 

 

 

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