[syn: incrustation, encrustation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Incrustation \In`crus*ta"tion\, n. [L. incrustatio: cf. F.
incrustation. See Incrust.]
1. The act of incrusting, or the state of being incrusted.
2. A crust or hard coating of anything upon or within a body,
as a deposit of lime, sediment, etc., from water on the
inner surface of a steam boiler.
3. (Arch.) A covering or inlaying of marble, mosaic, etc.,
attached to the masonry by cramp irons or cement.
4. (Fine Arts) Anything inlaid or imbedded.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the formation of a crust [syn: incrustation,
2: a hard outer layer that covers something [syn: crust,
3: a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied
to a surface as an inlay or overlay [syn: incrustation,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "incrustation":
blanketing, blocking, blotting out, cementwork, cloaking, clouding,
coating, coverage, covering, crust, curtaining, eclipse, eclipsing,
envelopment, enwrapment, enwrapping, eschar, hiding, laying on,
mantling, masking, obduction, obscuring, occultation, overlaying,
overspreading, pargeting, pastry shell, piecrust, plasterwork,
scab, scale, screening, sheathing, shell, shielding, shrouding,
stalactite, stalagmite, stuccowork, superimposition, superposition,
upholstering, upholstery, veiling, wrapping