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See definition of encrust on Dictionary.com
  • as indirty
  • as inline
  • as inplate

synonyms for encrust

  • blacken
  • smear
  • smudge
  • sully
  • begrime
  • blotch
  • blur
  • coat
  • contaminate
  • corrupt
  • debase
  • defile
  • discolor
  • foul
  • grime
  • muddy
  • mung
  • pollute
  • rot
  • smoke
  • smutch
  • spatter
  • spoil
  • spot
  • stain
  • sweat
  • taint
  • tar
  • tarnish
  • besoil
  • make dusty
  • make impure
  • mess up
See also synonyms for: encrusted

antonyms for encrust

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  • clean
  • cleanse
  • clear
  • flourish
  • grow
  • improve
  • purify
  • sterilize
  • strip
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    How to use encrust in a sentence

    The palm-sized find was metallic, but so dirt-encrusted he couldn’t make out what it was.
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    You know Paris Hilton is an icon because even other stars can’t resist basking in the glow of her Swarovski-encrusted, Barbie-pink aura.
    THE SURPRISINGLY COMPLICATED PLEASURES OF COOKING WITH PARISJUDY BERMANAUGUST 4, 2021TIME
    Following a seaside holiday, Marcus Samuel came up with the idea of selling shell-encrusted boxes as souvenirs.
    THE HUMAN HISTORY FOUND INSIDE A SEASHELLKATHARINE NORBURYJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    The worst moments, of course, are those few seconds between taking off all your ice-encrusted layers and stepping into that life-changing shower.
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    Among the prizes for grabs include a year of free stays at the luxury Shangri-La Hotels, a vintage diamond-encrusted Rolex, rare tea leaves that legend says once cured an emperor’s ailing mother and health insurance.
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    From my vantage point on the lichen-encrusted shore, Lake Superior looked like a vast freshwater ocean.
    ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK IS AS WILD AS IT GETSEMILY PENNINGTONMARCH 10, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
    His heavily encrusted, palimpsest-like works make use of all the graphic qualities of patterned fabrics, then add movement and torque, creating the effect of flying apart or massing together.
    PETER SACKS IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPELLING ARTISTS IN AMERICA. BUT HE DIDN’T FIND HIS VOICE UNTIL LATE IN LIFE.SEBASTIAN SMEEMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    At first, nanoparticles of silica encrusted the bacteria and the biomorphs, Nims says.
    FOSSIL MIMICS MAY BE MORE COMMON IN ANCIENT ROCKS THAN ACTUAL FOSSILSCAROLYN GRAMLINGFEBRUARY 9, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
    They constitute the greater number by far of the hard minerals which encrust the terrestrial globe.
    A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
    Poetry has no golden mean; mediocrity here is of another metal, which Voltaire, however, had skill enough to encrust and polish.
    IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS AND POEMSWALTER SAVAGE LANDOR
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    WORDS RELATED TO ENCRUST

    • begrime
    • besoil
    • blacken
    • blotch
    • blur
    • coat
    • contaminate
    • corrupt
    • debase
    • defile
    • discolor
    • encrust
    • foul
    • grime
    • make dusty
    • make impure
    • mess up
    • muddy
    • mung
    • pollute
    • rot
    • smear
    • smoke
    • smudge
    • smutch
    • spatter
    • spoil
    • spot
    • stain
    • sully
    • sweat
    • taint
    • tar
    • tarnish
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