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scald

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verb \ˈskȯld\

Simple Definition of scald

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scald

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to burn with or as if with hot liquid or steam

  3. 2a :  to subject to the action of boiling water or steamb :  to bring to a temperature just below the boiling point <scald milk>

  4. 3 :  scorch

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to scald something

  7. 2 :  to become scalded

Examples of scald in a sentence

  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


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scald

noun

Simple Definition of scald

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scald

  1. 1 :  an injury to the body caused by scalding

  2. 2 :  an act or process of scalding

  3. 3 :  any of various conditions or diseases of plants or fruits marked especially by a usually brownish discoloration of tissue

1601

First Known Use of scald

1601


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scald

adjective

Definition of scald

  1. 1 archaic :  scabby, scurfy

  2. 2 archaic :  shabby, contemptible



Origin of scald

scall + 1-ed


First Known Use: 1529


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scald

Definition of scald

  1. variant of skald




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scald

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adjective \ˈskȯld\

Definition of scald

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



Origin of scald

alteration of scalded


First Known Use: 1791


SCALD Defined for Kids

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scald

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verb \ˈskȯld\

Definition of scald for Students

scaldedscalding

  1. 1 :  to burn with or as if with hot liquid or steam

  2. 2 :  to bring to a temperature just below the boiling point <scald milk>




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scald

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noun

Definition of scald for Students

  1. :  an injury caused by burning with hot liquid or steam




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