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scalding

adjective scald·ing \ˈskl-diŋ\

: very hot

: very critical : very harsh or severe

Full Definition of SCALDING

1
:  hot enough to scald <scalding water>
2
a :  having or producing the feeling of being burned <scalding sun> <scalding sand>
b :  scathing <scalding criticism>

Examples of SCALDING

  1. The men worked in the scalding sun.
  2. a scalding bowl of soup

First Known Use of SCALDING

13th century

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