Meaning of crusted in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkrʌstɪd/

See synonyms for crusted on


  • 1Having or forming a hard outer layer.

    ‘she washed away the crusted blood’
    • ‘The rain had soaked what was left of his dry goods - turning his corn flour into a crusted rock and his hard tack into mush.’
    • ‘Grabbing a tissue from the desk she held Matt's head steady under the light, swabbing away at the crusted blood around his head. ‘What else did he take?’’
    • ‘I frowned and felt more crusted blood on my chin.’
    • ‘But feeling the crusted dirt and blood on his neck and hair, he shuddered, and decided to keep moving.’
    • ‘Before, they had been heavy and crusted from the blood, aching slightly.’
    • ‘Turning the water on, I cupped my hands under the faucet, and splashed some water onto the crusted blood.’
    • ‘Her flesh was still angry red, with crusted blood along the beginnings of a jagged scar.’
    • ‘I scrub crusted blood from between the fingers of my left hand thoughtfully.’
    • ‘The finished product was a mouth-watering menu with a starter of pan seared sea scallops followed by crusted beef tournedos and finally raspberry soufflé.’
    • ‘Then, there is Tournedos - a pair of pepper crusted tenderloin steaks with Worcestershire sauce, butter and leek and herb vinaigrette.’
    • ‘There's Cullen Skink with coconut and chilli for starters or deliciously memorable mains like haggis crusted halibut with pesto or chicken with apricot and asparagus.’
    • ‘His main course was a mouth-watering herb crusted loin of lamb with aubergine purée and a pesto potato cake, honey and thyme lamb jus and bell pepper reduction.’
    • ‘Well, except for the time I made honey and mustard crusted pork tenderloin.’
    • ‘Clean off as much crusted dirt and sediment as possible before shampooing.’
    • ‘In any one of these areas, candidiasis may appear as itchy areas of moist, crusted skin, sometimes with bright-red patches that may become infected with pus.’
    • ‘Some authors recommend concomitant oral and topical treatment because systemic medication may not effectively penetrate thick, crusted areas.’
    1. 1.1Denoting a style of unfiltered, blended port which deposits a sediment in the bottle.
      ‘Until the cessation of bulk exports of port in 1997, crusted port was bottled in the UK.’
      • ‘The only wines that need decanting - just before serving, please - are true vintage and crusted ports, or old reds such as claret that have thrown a bitty or fine sediment that gets stuck in the teeth, and can muddy the taste.’
      • ‘She further stated that the only wines that ever require decanting are crusted ports and old reds that have thrown a sediment.’
      • ‘He has pushed the Rhone towards a modern style that emphasises fruit and clarity over crusted, barrel-aged, black wines.’
  • 2Old-fashioned or venerable.

    ‘a crusted establishment figure’
    • ‘An interesting exception was the crusted doyen of film critics.’
    old-fashioned, outmoded, out of fashion, out of date, unfashionable, frumpish, frumpy, out of style, outdated, dated, out, outworn, old, former, dead, musty, old-time, old-world, behindhand, past, bygone, archaic, obsolescent, obsolete, ancient, antiquated, superannuated