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scald1 (skɔːld Pronunciation for scald1

Definitions

verb

  1. to burn or be burnt with or as if with hot liquid or steam
  2. (transitive) to subject to the action of boiling water, esp so as to sterilize
  3. (transitive) to heat (a liquid) almost to boiling point
  4. (transitive) to plunge (tomatoes, peaches, etc) into boiling water briefly in order to skin them more easily

noun

  1. the act or result of scalding
  2. an abnormal condition in plants, characterized by discoloration and wrinkling of the skin of the fruits, caused by exposure to excessive sunlight, gases, etc

Derived Forms

ˈscalder noun

Word Origin

C13: via Old Norman French from Late Latin excaldāre to wash in warm water, from calida ( aqua) warm (water), from calēre to be warm

scald2 (skɔːld Pronunciation for scald2

Definitions

noun

  1. a variant spelling of skald

scald3 (skɔːld Pronunciation for scald3 (obsolete)

Definitions

adjective

Also: scalled
  1. scabby

noun

  1. a scab or a skin disease producing scabs

Word Origin

C16: from scall

skald or scald (skɔːld Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

  1. (in ancient Scandinavia) a bard or minstrel

Derived Forms

ˈskaldic, ˈscaldic adjective

Word Origin

from Old Norse, of unknown origin

Translations for 'scald'

  • British English: scald If you scald yourself, you burn yourself with very hot liquid or steam. VERBA patient scalded herself in a hot bath.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: escaldar
  • Chinese: 烫伤烫燙伤傷
  • European Spanish: escaldar
  • French: ébouillanter
  • German: verbrühen
  • Italian: scottare
  • Japanese: >やけどをする再帰形を伴なって
  • Korean: > 데다뜨거운 것에
  • Portuguese: escaldar
  • Spanish: escaldar
  • British English: scald A scald is a burn caused by very hot liquid or steam. NOUNScalds, burns, and poisoning can all be life-threatening.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: escaldadura
  • Chinese: 烫伤烫燙伤傷
  • European Spanish: escaldadura
  • French: brûlure
  • German: Verbrühung
  • Italian: scottatura
  • Japanese: やけど
  • Korean: 데인 상처
  • Portuguese: escaldadura
  • Spanish: escaldadura

Example Sentences Including 'scald'

Apparently you can get the water too hot and scald yourself when you get in.
Scarlett Thomas POPCO (2004)
Bring just to the boil ( scald ), then remove from heat and cool for several minutes.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
If the tear ducts are blocked, tears overflow on to the cat's face and may scald the skin around the eyes.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
The full fat milk is left to stand for 24 hours, then placed over a bain-marie or hot hearth to scald the cream.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
We rinse, scald , sterilise and bleach as though Typhoid Mary was running the playgroup.
Lawson, Dominic (ed.) The Spectator Annual
`If I posted your name as Witted, and you were hanged and burned, would it scald your Piebald friends?
Robin Hobb THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)

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