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Pronunciation:  `inkru'steyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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