Definition of encrusted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈkrʌstɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkrʌstɪd//
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encrusted (with/in something) covered with a thin hard layer of something; forming a thin hard layer on something a crown encrusted with diamonds encrusted blood Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘cause to form a crust’): from French incruster or encroûter, both from Latin incrustare, from in- ‘into’ + crusta ‘a crust’ + -ed.
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