Definition of encrustation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌenkrʌˈsteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌenkrʌˈsteɪʃn//
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= incrustation Word Origin early 17th cent. (originally as incrustation): from late Latin incrustatio(n-), from the verb incrustare, from in- ‘into’ + crusta ‘a crust’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: encrustation

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