(In`cru*en"tal) a. [L. incruentus. See In- not, and Cruentous.] Unbloody; not attended with
blood; as, an incruental sacrifice. [Obs.] Brevint.
(In*crust") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incrusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Incrusting.] [L. incrustare; pref. in- in
+ crustare to cover with a crust: cf. F. incruster. See Crust.] [Written also encrust.]
1. To cover or line with a crust, or hard coat; to form a crust on the surface of; as, iron incrusted with
rust; a vessel incrusted with salt; a sweetmeat incrusted with sugar.
And by the frost refin'd the whiter snow,Thomson.
2. (Fine Arts) To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.
(In*crus"tate) a. [L. incrustatus, p. p. See Incrust.] Incrusted. Bacon.
(In*crus"tate) v. t. To incrust. [R.] Cheyne.
(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
4. (Fine Arts) Anything inlaid or imbedded.
(In*crust"ment) n. Incrustation. [R.]
(In*crys"tal*li`za*ble) a. Not crystallizable; incapable of being formed into crystals.
(In"cu*bate) v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Incubated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Incubating ] [L. incubatus,
p. p. incubare to lie on; pref. in- in, on + cubare to lie down. Cf. Cubit, Incumbent.] To sit, as on
eggs for hatching; to brood; to brood upon, or keep warm, as eggs, for the purpose of hatching.
(In`cu*ba"tion) n. [L. incubatio: cf. F. incubation.]
1. A sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, (eggs) to develop
the life within, by any process. Ray.
2. (Med.) The development of a disease from its causes, or its period of incubation. (See below.)
3. A sleeping in a consecrated place for the purpose of dreaming oracular dreams. Tylor.
Period of incubation, or Stage of incubation (Med.), the period which elapses between exposure to
the causes of a disease and the attack resulting from it; the time of development of the supposed germs
(In"cu*ba*tive) a. Of or pertaining to incubation, or to the period of incubation.
(In"cu*ba`tor) n. That which incubates, especially, an apparatus by means of which eggs are
hatched by artificial heat.
(In*cu"ba*to*ry) a. Serving for incubation.