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English definition of “incrustation”

incrustation

noun [C] uk   /ˌɪn.krʌsˈteɪ.ʃən/ (US also encrustation) us  
a layer of material, such as dirt or a chemical, which forms on something, especially slowlyCoverings and layers
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