scald

8 ENTRIES FOUND:

1scald

verb \ˈskld\

: to burn (someone or something) with hot liquid or steam

: to put (something) in hot liquid or steam for a brief time

: to heat (a liquid) until it is very hot but not boiling

Full Definition of SCALD

transitive verb
1
:  to burn with or as if with hot liquid or steam
2
a :  to subject to the action of boiling water or steam
b :  to bring to a temperature just below the boiling point <scald milk>
3
:  scorch
intransitive verb
1
:  to scald something
2
:  to become scalded

Examples of SCALD

  1. The steam scalded his skin.
  2. Scald the tomatoes in boiling water so that you can peel them more easily.

Origin of SCALD

Middle English, from Anglo-French *escalder, eschauder, from Late Latin excaldare to wash in warm water, from Latin ex- + calida, calda warm water, from feminine of calidus warm, from calēre to be warm — more at lee
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with SCALD

2scald

noun

: a burn left on the skin that is caused by hot liquid or steam

Full Definition of SCALD

1
:  an injury to the body caused by scalding
2
:  an act or process of scalding
3
:  any of various conditions or diseases of plants or fruits marked especially by a usually brownish discoloration of tissue

First Known Use of SCALD

1601

3scald

adjective

Definition of SCALD

1
archaic :  scabby, scurfy
2
archaic :  shabby, contemptible

Origin of SCALD

scall + 1-ed
First Known Use: 1529

4scald

Definition of SCALD

variant of skald

5scald

adjective \ˈskld\

Definition of SCALD

:  subjected to scalding <coffee…with scald cream — Charles Kingsley>

Origin of SCALD

alteration of scalded
First Known Use: 1791

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