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scalding

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adjective scald·ing \ˈskȯl-diŋ\

Simple Definition of scalding

  • : very hot

  • : very critical : very harsh or severe

Full Definition of scalding

  1. 1 :  hot enough to scald <scalding water>

  2. 2a :  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



13th Century

First Known Use of scalding

13th century


SCALDING Defined for Kids

scalding

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adjective scald·ing \ˈskȯl-diŋ\

Definition of scalding

  1. :  very hot <scalding soup>





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