Incrustation

Definition of Incrustation

In`crus`ta´tion
n.1.
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.

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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
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