: hot enough to scald <scalding water>
a : having or producing the feeling of being burned <scalding sun> <scalding sand>
b : scathing <scalding criticism>
Examples of SCALDING
- The men worked in the scalding sun.
- a scalding bowl of soup
First Known Use of SCALDING
Related to SCALDING
- ardent, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, hot, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, white-hot
- algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy
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