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Definitions of scald

scald1 (skɔːld

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

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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

Definitions

noun

  1. a variant spelling of skald

scald3 (skɔːld (obsolete)

Definitions

adjective

also: : scalled
  1. scabby

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noun

  1. a scab or a skin disease producing scabs

Word Origin

C16: from scall

skald or or scald (skɔːld )

Definitions

noun

  1. (in ancient Scandinavia) a bard or minstrel

Derived Forms

ˈskaldic, or 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)
`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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