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Noun: encrustation  ,en,krú'stey-shun
  1. The formation of a crust
    - incrustation
  2. A hard outer layer that covers something
    - crust, incrustation
  3. A decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
    - incrustation

Derived forms: encrustations

Type of: cover, covering, decoration, formation, natural covering, ornament, ornamentation