incrustation

[ in-kruh-stey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF incrustation

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Most of the scale or incrustation will be violently ejected.

A globule of metal should result, and perhaps an incrustation on the coal.

The snow there appeared an incrustation, an ordinary portion of the soil.

A metallic globule with or without an incrustation may be obtained.

This incrustation can be easily distinguished from that of zinc.

The strata immediately where they issue is a fine white and calcareous sandstone, covered with an incrustation of common salt.

I have seen springs around which the plants and the pebbles were coated with an incrustation of lime.

After half a day's work we came to an incrustation of clay, baked hard, as by internal heat.

Various attempts have been made to remove the incrustation by raising the bronze to a red heat.

A warm thick solution of glue should be spread upon the incrustation covering the bronze.

WORD ORIGIN

also encrustation, 1640s, from Late Latin incrustationem (nominative incrustatio) "a covering with crust," noun of action from past participle stem of incrustare.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INCRUSTATION

crust

nounstiff outer layer; coating
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