encrust (encrusts, present participle encrusting; 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.
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