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.

 

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