encrust vs incrust what difference

what is difference between encrust and incrust

English

Alternative forms

  • incrust

Etymology

From French incruster, from Latin incrustare, from in- (in) + crustare (to cover with a crust). See crust.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʌst

Verb

encrust (third-person singular simple present encrusts, present participle encrusting, simple past and past participle encrusted)

  1. (transitive) To cover with a hard crust.
    iron encrusted with rust
    a doughnut encrusted with sugar
    • And by the frost refin’d the whiter snow, / Incrusted hard.
  2. (intransitive) To form a crust.
  3. (transitive) To inset or affix decorative materials upon (a surface); to inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.
    The jeweller encrusted the ring with gems.

Translations



English

Etymology

From French incruster, from Latin incrustare; prefix in- (in) + crustare (to cover with a crust). See crust.

Verb

incrust (third-person singular simple present incrusts, present participle incrusting, simple past and past participle incrusted)

  1. Alternative form of encrust

Anagrams

  • Curtins, crustin, curtins

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