Definition of scald
- scald milk
The steam scalded his skin.
Scald the tomatoes in boiling water so that you can peel them more easily.
First Known Use: 1791See Words from the same year
: 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
: a burn left on the skin that is caused by hot liquid or steam
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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