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English noun: encrustation

1. encrustation (process) the formation of a crust


Broader (hypernym)formation

2. encrustation (object) a hard outer layer that covers something

Synonymscrust, incrustation

Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering

Narrower (hyponym)calculus, tartar, tophus

3. encrustation (artifact) a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation

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