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scald

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verb \ˈskȯld\

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 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


First Known Use: 13th century


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scald

noun

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 and Etymology of scald

scall + 1-ed


First Known Use: 1529


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scald

noun \ˈskȯld, ˈskäld\

variant of

  1. :  an ancient Scandinavian poet; broadly :  bard

skaldic

play \ˈskȯl-dik, ˈskäl-\ adjective

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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 and Etymology of scald

alteration of scalded


First Known Use: 1791


SCALD Defined for English Language Learners

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scald

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verb \ˈskȯld\

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


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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

play
verb \ˈskȯld\

Definition of scald for Students

scalded

scalding

  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


Medical Dictionary

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scald

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transitive verb \ˈskȯld\

Medical Definition of scald

  1. :  to burn with hot liquid or steam


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scald

noun

Medical Definition of scald

  1. :  an injury to the body caused by scalding


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