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scald

verb \ ˈskȯld \

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 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 and Etymology 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


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scald

noun

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


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scald

adjective

Definition of scald

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

Origin and Etymology of scald

scall + 1-ed


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scald

noun

Variant spelling of

:an ancient Scandinavian poet; broadly :bard

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scald

adjective \ ˈskȯld \

Definition of scald

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

Origin and Etymology of scald

alteration of scalded


SCALD Defined for English Language Learners

scald

verb

Definition of scald for English Language Learners

  • : 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


scald

noun

Definition of scald for English Language Learners

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


SCALD Defined for Kids

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scald

verb \ ˈskȯld \

Definition of scald for Students

scalded; scalding
1 :to burn with or as if with hot liquid or steam
2 :to bring to a temperature just below the boiling point
  • scald milk

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scald

noun

Definition of scald for Students

:an injury caused by burning with hot liquid or steam

Medical Dictionary

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scald

transitive verb \ ˈskȯld \

medical Definition of scald

:to burn with hot liquid or steam

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scald

noun

medical Definition of scald

:an injury to the body caused by scalding


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